The Canadian Brothers, or the Prophecy Fulfilled a Tale of the Late American War — Complete eBook

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Title:  The Canadian Brothers or The Prophecy Fulfilled

Author:  John Richardson

Release Date:  February, 2004 [EBook #5108] [Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule] [This file was first posted on April 28, 2002]

Edition:  10

Language:  English

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The Canadian Brothers; or, The Prophecy Fulfilled. 
A tale of the late American war.

By Major Richardson,

Knight of the military order of Saint Ferdinand, author of “Ecarte,” “Wacousta,” &c. &c.

In Two Volumes.

VOLUME I.

INSCRIPTION.

To His Excellency Major General Sir John Harvey, K.C.B.:  K.C.H.  Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick who bore a conspicuous part in the war of 1812, and who contributed so essentially to the success of the British arms during the campaigns of 1813 and 1814, and particularly at Stoney Creek in Upper Canada, on the night of the 5th June 1813, when, entrusted with the execution of his own daring plan, he, at the head of sever hundred and twenty men of the 8th and 49th Regiments, (The former the Author’s Corps,) surprised and completely routed at the point of the bayonet, a division of the American army, (under generals Winder and Chandler,) three thousand five hundred strong, capturing their leaders, with many other inferior prisoners, and several pieces of cannon; the Canadian edition of this historical talk is inscribed, with sentiments of high public and personal esteem, by his faithful and obedient servant,

The Author.

PREFACE.

Windsor Castle, October 29, 1832.

Dear sir,—­I have received your letter of the 27th instant, and beg to reply that there cannot be the least objection to your sending a copy of your work, with the autograph addition; and that if you will send it to me, I will present it to His Majesty.

I do not presume you wish to apply for permission to dedicate the work to His Majesty, which is not usually given for work of fiction.

I remain, Dear Sir, your faithful Servant,

(Signed,) H. Taylor

Lieut.  Richardson, &c. &c. &c. 
H. P. 92nd Regt.

Brighton, December 18, 1832.

Dear Sir,—­I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 14th instant, and of the copy of your work, Wacousta, for the King, which I have had the honor of presenting to His Majesty, who received it very graciously.

I remain, Dear Sir, your faithful Servant,

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