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fications in Canada. The experience of its own efforts to wrest Canada from the French must have satisfied the British Government of the importance of such a system to the preservation of the province from foreign invasion. In 1690, a Massachusetts fleet of thirty- four vessels and ten thousand men made an unsuccessful effort to reduce Quebec, though the defences were then of the slightest character. Costly expeditions were fitted out in 1704, 1707 and 1709, resulting again in failure. In 1711, land forces of twelve thousand men and fifteen ships-of-war again attempted the conquest of Canada, and again accomplished nothing. In 1745, an expedition, consisting of six thousand provincial and eight hundred seamen, and a combined naval force of near seven hundred guns, attacked Louisburg. The garrison consisted of only six hundred regulars and one thousand militia, with an armament not one-third of that brought to bear against it. Yet the place held out forty-nine days, and at last wa