I am quite aware that
that is not General Lessard's account; General Lessard was not in town at the time. For the information of my right hon. friend, 1 may tell him that about six o'clock on Sunday I was entering the Garrison Club when I saw a party of sold'crs coming up the street under command of Captain Dunn. I said: "What is the trouble?"-for everything seemed to be quiet at that time. He did not say very much; but he ordered his men along and they went up Citadel hill. Then Colonel Beaubien came along and saidj " Did you have any trouble, Dunn?" "Yes, sir." "Any shots fired?" "Yes, sir; our men fired two or three shots; don't know if anybody was hurt." That is the source of my information. Whether this was reported by the military men to the Government, I know not, but I happened to be there by accident and this is what was said. However, I think that even then the situation might have been satisfactory. On Sunday night the rioters, that is to say, the young men who had taken part in these disgraceful scenes-L cannot but condemn them and will condemn them as long as I can-these young men were about satiated; they had seen that force was to be used;
they had seen fixed bayonets and realized that the militia were determined to put down all riots and rebellion with a strong hand. Things, therefore, were becoming quiet.