From Albert Gallatin
17 Decer. 1811
I enclose a statement of the regular force in Canada (Quebec excepted) transmitted to me yesterday by Mr Astor, which I believe may be relied upon.
From another quarter the garrison at Quebec has been stated at about 3000 effective men; but this last statement is conjecture.
The militia most likely to be embodied & disposed to resist is that of the settlements along the river St Lawrence from Montreal up to Kingston on Lake Ontario. Below all is French and neutral. Above, the population is principally american & friendly. Respectfully
Memorandum of British regular force
in Canada furnished by —. —.
|the 41st regiment distributed as followeth viz.|
|York, near outlet of Lake Ontario||100|
|Niagara (Fort George)||400|
|Fort Malden, near Detroit||150|
|St Joseph, on Lake Huron near Michilk.||70|
Lower Canada vizt.
|Montreal and vicinity, including a company at St. John’s, the 1 regiment||780|
|Total from Montreal inclusive upwards||1,500|
|Three rivers, half a regiment detached from Quebec||350|
RC and enclosure (DLC). Docketed by JM.
1. Left blank in enclosure.