"Truth is not always to be withheld because its expression may wound the feelings of public men, whose official acts have subjected them to public censure. If it were, history and biography would cease to be guiding stars, and, above all, would offer no wholesome restraint to the cruel, or corrupt, or incompetent exercise of authority."— Tupper's Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock.
The manuscript for this little book, written by me in French, was handed over for translation to Mr Stewart
Wallace. The result as here presented is therefore a joint product. Mr Wallace, himself a writer of ability and a
student of Canadian history, naturally made a very free translation of my work and introduced some ideas of
his own. He insists, however, that the work is mine; and, with this acknowledgment of his part in it, I can do
no less than acquiesce, at the same time expressing my pleasure at having had as collaborator a young writer
of such good insight. And it is...