Fit for Freedom (Prologue)

December 1790 Fort Lernoult, Province of Upper Canada Thomas Sherwood shrugged on his overcoat before making the short walk from his sleeping quarters to the small, drafty office where he conducted the bulk of his official business. When he was a young officer he imagined much more refined accommodations for himself, should he ever reach the rank of Major General. Now that he had finally achieved that coveted status, the reality was somewhat less appealing than the dream. Still, for a frontier outpost like this fort—one that they were officially supposed to have abandoned long before now—he could have faced much worse.

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