The Canadians do not appear to like drafting for military service on the border. The Quebec News of December 31st states that the draft which was to have taken place throughout the Province on the day previous, was resisted in several of the counties in the Quebec district, and that the officers appointed to enforce it has been driven away at Chateau Richer, and their lives threatened. - The trouble was no doubt alarming, for three companies of infantry and a battery of artillery were immediately ordered to the disaffected districts to enforce the draft. It was subsequently reported that over two hundred ship carpenters from St. Roch had gone down to cut the Montmernci Bridge, and prevent the troops from proceeding to Chateau Richer. The greatest excitement prevailed in Montreal, but it was thought the disturbance would be quelled without bloodshed. There are but thirteen regiments wanted. These fact cannot fail to show the feeling of the Canadian people towards the United States.
The Farmers' Cabinet
January 13, 1865
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