All manner of reports have been received during the week
of raids to be made into Canada by Fenians. They are to be aided by French Catholics, they have purchased steam transports, and the Government has called out 40,000 volunteers. These reports are probably inventions. The Fenians have not enough money to buy transports, the French Catholics are directed by priests who denounce Fenianism, and are supporters of the British Govern- ment as the only security for their endowments, while theCanadian Ministry has sufficient troops to deal with any sudden raid. If any Fenians are caught we trust Lord Monck will not hang them, but inflict a punishment they dislike infinitely more,—send them back to Ireland.