Heriot, George

Heriot, George
   Born in Island of Jersey. Came to Canada, and appointed a clerk in the ordnance department at Quebec, 1799; deputy postmaster-general of British North America, 1800; and afterwards postmaster-general. Served in the War of 1812; second in command under De Salaberry at Chateauguay; major-general, 1841.
   Bib.: Works: History of Canada; Travels through the Canadas. For biog., see Cyc. Am. Biog.

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