attempt to conquer Canada, and from the assailant had become the assailed. Hitherto the Canadian militia had borne the brunt of the conflict, but now British regulars were sent out in large numbers to assist in the defence of Canada. Sir George Prevost detained the greater part of these regulars in Lower Canada, intending to invade New York. The number sent to the Niagara frontier was nevertheless large. Discipline, too, was beginning to tell upon the American troops, and the concluding battles of the war in Canada were very different from the skirmishing engagements of the previous years. But, before speaking of these, mention should be made of the earlier events of the year in other parts of Canada.
Plattsburg.—On the Lake Champlain frontier an attack was