n news was received of the arrival of reinforcements at Prescott, Wilkinson called a council of war (Nov. 8), and it was decided to proceed with all possible rapidity to the attack of Montreal.
General Brown was at once ordered to cross the river with his brigade and some dragoons.
Morrison's troops, fully 1,000 strong, had come down to Prescott in armed schooners, with several gunboats and bateaux under Captain Mulcaster, and were joined by provincial infantry and dragoons under Lieutenant-Colonel Pearson.
They pushed forward, and on the morning of the 9th were close upon Wilkinson, and the land troops were debarked to pursue the Americans—2,000 men, including cavalry.
General Boyd and his brigade were now detached to reinforce Brown, with orders to cover his march, to attack the pursuing enemy if necessary, and to co-operate with the other commanders.
Wilkinson now found himself in a perilous position, for the British armed vessels were close upon his flotilla, and the British
ble fire of the enemy, and the command of the brigade then devolved upon Lieutenant-Colonel Ewers, 9th Infantry.
While the formation just described was taking place, General Kent took measures to hurry forward his rear brigade.
The 10th and 2d Infantry were ordered to follow Wikoff's brigade, while the 21st was sent on the right-hand road to support the 1st Brigade, under General Hawkins, who had crossed the stream and formed on the right of the division.
The 2d and 10th Infantry, Col. E. P. Pearson commanding, moved forward in good order on the left of the division, passed over a green knoll, and drove the enemy back towards his trenches.
After completing their formation under a destructive fire, and advancing a short distance, both divisions found in their front a wide bottom, in which had been placed a barbed-wire entanglement, and beyond which there was a high hill, along the crest of which the enemy was strongly posted.
Nothing daunted, these gallant men pushed on to dri
ganizations in Lenoir, Jones, Orange, and Chatham counties lead Governor Holden to issue a proclamation of admonition and warning......Oct. 20, 1869
Owing to alleged outrages of the Kuklux, Governor Holden proclaims Alamance county in a state of insurrection, March 7, 1870, and Caswell county, July 8, and sends militia into the disturbed counties under Colonel Kirk......July, 1870
Colonel Kirk arrests persons implicated in deeds of violence; writs of habeas corpus are issued by Chief-Justice Pearson, but Colonel Kirk refuses to produce four of his prisoners, July 16; during proceedings in the State and United States courts Governor Holden orders Colonel Kirk to obey the writs......Aug. 19, 1870
Governor Holden impeached of malfeasance in office, Dec. 14, 1870; convicted and removed from office......March 22, 1871
Eight amendments to the constitution ratified by the people, one for biennial meetings of the legislature......Aug. 7, 1873
Act passed for amnesty and pardon t