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HERIOT, George, Canadian statesman, born in the island of Jersey, 2 January, 1766; died in Drummondville, Canada, 30 December, 1844. He emigrated to Canada, and was a clerk in the ordnance department at Quebec in 1799. He was deputy postmaster-general of British North America in 1800-'6, and was appointed first postmaster-general of British North America in 1774. He participated in several battles during the war of 1812-'15, was second in command under De Salaberry at Chateauguay, and was made a C. B. as a recognition of his services. He was deputy for the county of Drummond from 1830 till 1834, a provincial aide-de-camp, and was promoted major-general in 1841. He was the author of a "Descriptive Poem," written in the West Indies (London, 1781); " History of Canada" (2 vols., London, 1804); and "Travels through the Canadas" (1807). His history is taken largely from Charlevoix's.
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