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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 368 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 116 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 82 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 8 44 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 40 0 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 40 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers 36 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1 24 0 Browse Search
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l army was adopted. Two more companies of riflemen were asked of Pennsylvania, that the eight from that colony might form a battalion. The Green Mountain Boys, if they would but serve, were allowed the choice of their own officers; and as Carleton was making preparations to invade the colonies, and was instigating the Indian nations to take up the hatchet against them, Schuyler, who was directed to repair to Ticonderoga and Crown Point, received authority to take possession of St. John's, Montreal, and any other parts of Canada. To the Indians agents were sent with presents and speeches, to prevent their taking any part in the commotions. Alliances with them were forbidden, except where some emissary of the ministry should have concerted with them acts of hostility, or an offensive league. On the sixth of July, congress set forth the causes July. and necessity of taking up arms. After recapitulating the wrongs of America, they asked in words which Edmund Burke ridiculed as the
talogue of their enemies; and they fletched their complaint by adding: America loved his brother. While these addresses were in progress, the British government was exerting every nerve to provide the means of reducing America; and as the aid of Indian tribes was believed to be absolutely necessary, Guy Johnson, acting independently of Carleton, was lavishing promises without bounds on the Six Nations and the savages of Northwest Canada. An Iroquois chief, who attended the conference at Montreal, consented to take home a very large black war belt, emblazoned with the device of the hatchet, but would engage himself no further; while the other savages, for whom a pipe of wine was broached, feasted on an ox that was named Bostonian, drank of his blood, and sang the war song, with loud promises of prowess when they should be called to the field. Yet the majority of the congress, scrupulous not to outrun the convictions and sympathies of their constituents, and pleasing themselves by
inent might be closed up against Britain. He rejected a plan for an expedition into Nova Scotia; but learning from careful and various inquiries that the Canadian peasantry were well disposed to the Americans, that the domiciliated Indian tribes desired neutrality, he resolved to direct the invasion of Canada from Ticonderoga; and by way of the Kennebec and the Chaudiere, to send a party to surprise Quebec, or at least to draw Carleton in person to its relief, and thus lay open the road to Montreal. Solicitations to distribute continental troops along Sept. the New England shore, for the protection of places at which the British marauding parties threatened to make a descent, were invariably rejected. The governor of Connecticut, who, for the defence of that province, desired to keep back a portion of the newly raised levies, resented a refusal, as an unmerited neglect of a colony that was foremost in its exertions; but the chief explained with dignity, that he had only hearkened
Chapter 52: The capture of Montreal. August—November, 1775. when Carleton heard of the surrender tioned at the junction of the roads to Chambly and Montreal. Additions to his force and supplies of food werevanity and rash ambition, he attempted to surprise Montreal. Dressed as was his custom when on a recruiting ty a motley party of regulars, English residents of Montreal, Canadians, and Indians, in all about five hun- he rest fled to the woods. At the barrack yard in Montreal, Prescott, a British brigadier, asked the prisonereded in assembling about nine hundred Canadians at Montreal; but a want of mutual confidence and the certaintyleton, on the last day of October embarked them at Montreal, in thirty four boats, to cross the Saint Lawrenceh the honors of war. Montgomery now hastened to Montreal as rapidly as the bad weather and worse roads woul He earnestly urged Schuyler to pass the winter at Montreal. In the midst of his unparalleled success, the he
Chapter 54: The siege of Quebec. November—December, 1775. The day before Montgomery entered Montreal, Chap. LIV.} 1775 Nov. Carleton, with more than a hundred regulars and Canadians, embarked on board some small vessels in the port to descend to Quebec. He was detained in the river for several days by contrary windsed the inquisitiveness and self-direction of civil life; so that his authority depended chiefly on his personal influence and his powers of persuasion. Now that Montreal was taken and winter was come, homesickness so prevailed among them that he was left with no more than eight hundred men to garrison his conquests, and to go dows their time of enlistment expired. On the twenty sixth, leaving St. John's under the command of Marinus Willett of New York, and entrusting the government of Montreal to Wooster of Connecticut, and in the spirit of a lawgiver who was to regenerate the province, making a declaration that on his return he would call a convention
not suffice. The chief command devolved on Wooster, who was at Montreal; and he wrote in every direction for Chap LXVII.} 1776. Jan. to Mnd by the middle of March no more than fifteen hundred had reached Montreal. The royalists in Canada began to cry victory, and were bolder th regain the country. Arnold, at his own solicitation, withdrew to Montreal. The regiments, sent forward to Canada, arrived at Albany in a LXVII.} 1776. May. dars. This pass was but fifteen leagues above Montreal; and Thomas, at Sorel, was but as many leagues distant below. Td under pretence of soliciting a reenforcement. On his arrival at Montreal, Arnold on the sixteenth detached Major HenrySherburne of Rhode Isred some of the prisoners. In this manner the British drew near Montreal from the west. From the lower side news came, that Thomas had bee Arnold with his little garrison of three hundred men remained at Montreal till the enemy were at twelve miles' distance from him, and having