The Re­bel­lion in Bri­tish North Amer­ica

Canada's History - - CHRISTOPHER MOORE -

This il­lus­tra­tion speaks to the ex­pe­ri­ence of settlers who feared for their lives. Dixon de­scribed the scene: “All of the forts sit­u­ated in the dis­turbed dis­tricts are places of refuge for settlers in the sur­round­ing coun­try, who are for­tu­nate in­deed to have any­where to fly to; for cer­tain de­struc­tion would have been their fate had they re­mained in their homes. Leav­ing goods and chat­tels and tak­ing only ab­so­lute ne­ces­si­ties, women and chil­dren have been bun­dled into wag­ons and trans­ported to the forts as rapidly [as] pos­si­ble ....”

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