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HISTORY OF CANADA.   165

side. Though hotly assailed by the British detachment stationed in the village, it managed to maintain its position. Somewhat out of the line of the British fire, an unguarded path was discovered leading to the lofty heights which here look down upon the river, and in a short time a strong body of Americans held this point of vantage. Brock, hastening from Fort George, 151aced himself at

the head of the few regulars and York militia then at hand, and with rash impetuosity charged up the slope in face of a hot fire, determined to drive the Americans from their position. Forced once to take cover, he advanced a second time to the assault. His commanding figure, over six feet in height, drew upon him the attention of those who defended the heights, and one of them, taking deliberate aim, shot him through the left breast, killing him almost instantly. Though slain thus early in the war, his

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