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The Illustrated London News, vol. 39, no. 1121, p. 592.

December 14, 1861


General Scott has left for America. It is asserted that his departure took place in consequence of an urgent despatch from the Washington Cabinet.

Garrison of Quebec.—An American paper says:—"Taking Quebec garrisons and the Upper Town into just consideration, it may be deemed one vast fortress— cannon, soldiers, shot, and shell meeting you at every turn. Even old cannon are used as posts in common in Upper Town. It is to all intents and purposes a complete fortification, and to have a just perception of its strength and impregnability it must be seen. The militia of Quebec, like the militia throughout Canada, are continually drilling."
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