In "The lost treasures of the Citadel," the mystery of the missing valuables of the residents of Quebec City is examined. Knowing that a battle with the British could change life in the colony, the residents of Quebec City stored their valuables in the Basement of Quebec's citadel. General Montcalm of the French forces thought this was not enough, and ordered the valuables take up the St. Lawrence. In 1909 a farmer discovered a box in his field with parchments from Montcalm. They were directions to the treasure, but when the farmer followed them, they led to a church property, and no one was allowed to search further. In "Death of Wolfe Painting," the promise by Benjamin West to paint a portrait of Lord Nelson, should he die in battle, led Nelson to reply, "Then I hope I die in the next battle." He then died in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. West kept his word. Did General Wolfe foresee his own death?
Montcalm de Saint-Véran, Louis-Joseph, marquis de, 1712-1759.
Mysteries of the unknown -- Saskatchewan.
Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805 -- Death.
Painting -- Canada.
Plains of Abraham, Battle of the, Québec, 1759.
Québec (Québec) -- History.
Trafalgar, Battle of, 1805.