A number of individuals have assisted in the preparation of the Introductory and Explanatory material in this volume. I wish to thank Dr. Joyce M. Banks for her expertise in the field of Church of England missionaries, and Dr. Bruce Elliott who knew that Lieutenant Hopper had been at Grenville. Timothy Dubé and Patricia Kennedy of the National Archives helped me to locate military and manuscript sources, and the Special Collections staff of the National Library helped in innumerable ways, both as colleagues and friends. In addition, there are those who, like the General Editor of the series, David Bentley, pushed, prodded and encouraged. My thanks also to the personnel of the Canadian Poetry Project at the University of Western Ontario, particularly to Gerard Stafleu for his computer programming expertise and to Eleanor Surridge for her help in preparing this edition and, particularly, for her assistance in the compilation and transcription of the Historical Collation.