Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bouchette's Reports

Source [Quebec Pre-War]

From The diary of Mrs. John Graves Simcoe...:

Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Bouchette('s) reports seem to have led to the arrest of Colonel McLean, afterwards executed as a spy.  In 1804, he (Bouchette) was appointed Surveyor-General of Lower Canada, raised a regiment, Quebec Volunteers, in 1812, and in 1813 was appointed lieutenant-colonel and transferred to staff and intelligence service. In August, 1814, Bouchette left for England, and while there was nominated Surveyor-General under the several articles of the Treaty of Ghent, for establishing the boundary between the United States and His Majesty's possessions in America. 

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