ontreal, without orders, and was made a prisoner and sent to England.
A detachment of Schuyler's army captured Fort Chambly, 12 miles from St. Johns, on the Sorel (Nov. 3), and, on the same day, the fort at the latter, which Montgomery had besieged for some time, cut off from supplies, also surrendered.
Montreal fell before the patriots on the 13th, and Montgomery, leaving a garrison at both places, prepared to move on Quebec.
Meanwhile Colonel Arnold had led an expedition by way of the Kennebec and Chaudiere rivers, through a terrible wilderness, to the banks of the St. Lawrence (Nov. 9) opposite Quebec.
He crossed the river, ascended to the Plains of Abraham (Nov. 13), and, at the head of only 750 half-naked men—with not more than 400 muskets—demanded the surrender of the city.
Intelligence of an intended sortie caused Arnold to move 20 miles farther up the river, where he was soon joined by Montgomery.
The combined forces returned to Quebec, and began a siege.
At the close o
ive authority is vested in the Queen, and her representative in the Dominion is the acting governor-general, who is advised and aided by a privy council of fourteen members, constituting the ministry, who must be sustained by a Parliamentary majority.
There is a Parliament composed of two chambers, the Senate and the House of Commons.
According to the census of 1891 the population of the Dominion, by provinces, was as follows:
Prince Edward Island109,078
Official statistics for the fiscal year ending June 30. 1S99, contained the following general items: Imports of merchandise, $162,764,308; exports, $158,896,905, of which $137,360,792 represented Canadian productions; gross debt, $345,160,903; assets, $78,886,364; net debt, $266,274,539; revenue, $46,741,250; expenditure, $41,903,501; mileage of railways in
June, General Brown arrived at Buffalo, and assumed chief command, and, believing his army to be strong enough, he proceeded to invade Canada.
His army consisted of two brigades, commanded respectively by Generals Scott and Ripley, to each of which was attached a train of artillery, commanded by Capt. N. Towson and Maj. J. Hindman.
He had also a small corps of cavalry, under Capt. S. D. Harris.
These regulars were well disciplined and in high spirits.
There were also volunteers from Pennsylvania and New York, 100 of them mounted, and nearly 600 Seneca Indians—almost the entire military force of the Six Nations remaining in the United States.
These had been stirred to action by the venerable Red Jacket, the great Seneca orator.
The volunteers and Indians were under the chief command of Gen. Peter B. Porter, then quartermastergeneral of the New York militia. Major McRee, of North Carolina, was chief-engineer, assisted by Maj. E. D. Wood.
On the Canada shore, nearly opposite Buff