f the New York authorities.
The latter declared Allen an outlaw.
and offered a reward of £ 150 for his arrest.
He defied his enemies, and persisted in his course.
Early in May, 1775, he led a few men and took the fortress of Ticonderoga.
His followers were called Green Mountain boys.
His success as a partisan caused him to be sent twice into Canada, during the latter half of 1775, to win the people over to the republican cause.
In the last of these expeditions he attempted to capture Montreal.
With less than 100 recruits, mostly Canadians, Colonel Allen crossed the St. Lawrence, Sept. 25, 1775.
This was (lone at the suggestion of Col. John Brown, who was also recruiting in the vicinity, and who agreed to cross the river at the same time a little above the city, the attack to be made simultaneously by both parties.
For causes never satisfactorily explained, Brown did not cross, and disaster ensued.
Gen. Robert Prescott was in command in the city.
He sallied out with a con