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Sir Frederick Haldimand Plaque, Quebec City

Sir Frederick Haldimand (1718-1791) is recognized as the Governor of Quebec (1778-1786) at the time of the American Revolution and responsible for the settling of the Loyalists. He was also responsible for the building of the Coteau-du-Lac Canal in (1779). In 1992 a plaque was unveiled on Mont-Carmet Street at the corner of Laporte Street in Quebec City, PQ.

Approved by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board, November 1976, the inscription reads as follows:

SIR FREDERICK HALDIMAND (1718-1791)

Frederick Haldimand, a Swiss-born career soldier, entered the British army in 1755 and rose to the rank of general. In 1758 he served at Carillon and participated in the capture of Montréal two years later. As governor of Québec from 1778 to 1786 Haldimand managed the colony through the critical years of the American Revolution. He ordered the construction of the canal at Coteau-du-Lac in 1779, and at the close of the American war personally arranged and supervised the settlement of Loyalists and Indian allies of the Crown in the region that became Upper Canada. He died in Switzerland.

Frederick Haldimand, soldat de carrière d'origine suisse, s'enrôla dans l'armée britannique en 1755 et fut promu avec le temps au grade de général. En 1758, il combattit à Carillon. Deux ans plus tard, il participa à la prise de Montréal. Gouverneur de Québec de 1778 à 1786, il dirigea la colonie au cours des années difficiles de la Révolution américaine. En 1779, il fit construire le canal de Coteau-du-Lac. à la fin de la guerre d'Indépendance, il s'occupa personnellement de l'établissement des Loyalistes et des Indiens alliés à la Couronne dans la région qui devint le Haut-Canada. Il mourut en Suisse.