The capture of Montreal.
when Carleton heard of the surrender of Ticon-
Chap. LII.} 1775. deroga to Allen and Arnold, hardihood to rise of themselves, they were willing to welcome an invasion.
Carleton, in his distress, appealed to the Catholic bishop.
That prelate, who was a strgy, and the French nobility, had hardly added a hundred men to the garrison.
Carleton thought himself abandoned by all the earth, and wrote to the commander in chilligent, but very turbulent and troublesome.
Anxious to relieve St. John's, Carleton, after the capture of Allen, succeeded in assembling about nine hundred Canadie exertions got together about eight hundred Indians, Canadians, and regulars, Carleton, on the last day of October embarked them at Montreal, in thirty four boats, t, that they retired precipitately with loss and in disorder.
On the news of Carleton's defeat, McLean, de-
Nov. serted by the Canadians, and losing all hope of su