Excerpt from History of the War of 1812 Betwen Great Britain and the United States of America This book has been written for the purpose Of placing before the people of Canada, in a single volume, the story Of the defence Of our country from foreign invasion during the last war between Great Britain and the United States of America. As this defence could t have been successful but for the hearty cooperation of our ancestors, the people Of Canada of that day, this war ought to be regarded as Canada's first and greatest contribution to the work Of em pire building, for the fervent loyalty, which a few years ago, sent so many of the sons of Canada to fight the battles of Great Britain in South Africa, received its first illustration on the battlefields of the War of 1812. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.