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American Age of Formative Expansion 1789-1830 To begin with the 1st US President & extend through the Whiskey Rebellion, Quasi War with France, War of 1812, & southeastern Indian wars,

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It's War! Upper Canada is informed this day 1812

On July 6th, 1812 Isaac Brock issued this proclamation to the inhabitants of Upper Canada, it seems with a lisp, in the 51st year of his majesty's rule:


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No lisp. Someone just thought it would be a good idear to make their "f"s look like "s"s. Jerks. Can be hard on the eye at times. Of course, the "estset" was still in wide use by Americans.

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No lisp. Someone just thought it would be a good idear to make their "f"s look like "s"s. Jerks. Can be hard on the eye at times. Of course, the "estset" was still in wide use by Americans.

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Absolutely standard (ftandard) way of printing lower case s in those days. Nothing unusual about it. A written small s was usually elongated above and below the line which gives printers a problem so f was used instead

Incidentally I believe that the first Canadian volunteer unit to respond was a francophone unit raised by a priest.
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Incidentally I believe that the first Canadian volunteer unit to respond was a francophone unit raised by a priest.
The probability was that was in Lower Canada, so splitting hairs it wouldn't be responding to this proclamation, although there were still quite a few francophones in Upper Canada.

I wonder how Isaac Brock would have done if he had been sent against Napoleon? At the time I don't think he liked being posted there, but history has treated the "savior of Upper Canada" well, perhaps better than history would have remembered him had he been posted to France.
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The probability was that was in Lower Canada, so splitting hairs it wouldn't be responding to this proclamation, although there were still quite a few francophones in Upper Canada.

I wonder how Isaac Brock would have done if he had been sent against Napoleon? At the time I don't think he liked being posted there, but history has treated the "savior of Upper Canada" well, perhaps better than history would have remembered him had he been posted to France.
I believe that Brock would have done well anywhere he was posted. He was another good soldier whose life was cut too short and his true potential and worth will never be known.
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I believe that Brock would have done well anywhere he was posted. He was another good soldier whose life was cut too short and his true potential and worth will never be known.
If you have an interest I suggest you get a copy of Major John R. Grodzinski's book Defender of Canada: Sir George Prevost and the War of 1812. While the main topic is obviously on Prevost he does give some interesting info on Brock. Grodzinski, who is at the Royal Military College of Canada, has written a very good book.
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... The War of 1812 Magazine, Issue 18, June 2012:

"Sir George Prevost: Defender of Canada in the War of 1812",
By John R. Grodzinski


http://www.napoleon-series.org/milit...18/Prevost.pdf
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