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of congress. August, September, in Europe. November in America—1775. The zeal of Richard Penn a few weeks the proclamation reached the col- Nov. onies at several ports. Abigail Smith, the wifwith the sole care of their Chap. XLIX.} 1775. Nov. little brood of children; managing their farm; er parent state, but tyrant Chap. XLIX.} 1775. Nov. state, and these colonies. Let us separate; thf Pennsylvania. The legis- Chap. XLIX.} 1775. Nov. lature of that colony was in session; it continsures as you shall judge to Chap. XLIX.} 1775. Nov. afford the best prospect of obtaining redress od preparing for Dickinson a Chap. XLIX.} 1775. Nov. life of regrets. Had it done no more than expronsidering whether well or- Chap. XLIX.} 1775. Nov. ganized civil institutions could be framed for nst British property on the high seas; but in November they adopted rules for the government of the mpire, wrote Jefferson to a Chap. XLIX.} 1775. Nov. refugee, to have a king of such a disposition a[2 more...]
remote they are not less sure. The moderate men among British statesmen saw Nov. no less clearly that the king's policy was forcing independence upon the coloniehe jewel because the setting appeared uncouth; but the debate Chap. LI.} 1775. Nov. which he opened had no effect except that Grafton took part with him, and as a cme into office on the condition of his enforcing the measures Chap. LI.} 1775. Nov. recommended in that speech. Germain stood before Europe as a cashiered officerobation to the preacher, whom he sometimes cheered on by name. Chap. LI.} 177 Nov. Though smooth and kindly to his inferiors and dependents, he was capable of ordee the vestal fire of freedom, was at this time outside of the Chap. LI.} 1775. Nov. government, though steadily gaining political strength. Chatham, while he had lty therein. Sir Edward Newenham could not agree to send more Chap. LI.} 1775. Nov. troops to butcher men who were fighting for their liberty; and he reprobated the
ive a fire from the one four-pounder of the Americans, 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 support, retired to Quebec; while the besiegers pushed on their work with unceasing diligence, keeping up a well-directed fire by day and night. On the third of November, after a siege of fifty days, the fort of St. Chap. LII.} 1775. Nov. John's surrendered; and its garrison, consisting of five hundred regulars and one hundred Canadians, many of whom were of the French gentry, marched out with the honors of war. Montgomery now hastened tNov. John's surrendered; and its garrison, consisting of five hundred regulars and one hundred Canadians, many of whom were of the French gentry, marched out with the honors of war. Montgomery now hastened to Montreal as rapidly as the bad weather and worse roads would permit; and on the twelfth of November, unopposed, he took possession of the town. He came as the auxiliary of the Canadians, to give them the opportunity of establishing their freedom and reforming their laws; and he requested them to choose as soon as possible faith
on and precious stores, which they had brought along with so much toil. The first day of November was bright and warm, Nov. like the weather of New England. I passed a number of soldiers who had no provisions, and some that were sick and had no pght whitewashed houses, the comfortable abodes of a cheerful, courteous, and hospitable people. Here Chap. LIII.} 1775. Nov. and there along the road chapels met their eyes, and images of the Virgin Mary and rude imitations of the Savior's sorrowsybreak on the morning of the fourteenth, all of his party, except about one hundred and fifty left at Chap. LIII.} 1775. Nov. Point Levi, were landed undiscovered, yet without their ladders, at Wolfe's cove. The feeble band met no resistance as thf any kind being brought in. Yet the invaders were not to be dreaded, except for their friends within Chap. LIII.} 1775. Nov. the walls, whose rising would have offered the only chance of success; but of this there were no signs. Arnold then order
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 dNov. 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 winds, and moreover he found the St. Lawrence, near the mouth of the Sorel, guarded by continental troops under Easton. On the seventeenth of November, Prescott, the brigadidence among the loyal. Thus far he had shown great poverty of resources as a military chief; but his Chap. LIV.} 1775. Nov. humane disposition, his caution, his pride, and his firmness were guarantees that Quebec would be pertinaciously defended.s, who at first were disposed to share his winter campaign. The continental congress, which was eager Chap. LIV.} 1775. Nov. for the occupation of Canada, took no seasonable care to supply the places of his men as their time of enlistment expired.
a Invites the Serv-Ants and slaves to rise against their masters. November—December, 1775. The central colonies still sighed for reconcili the Virginians. While yet a prey to passion after this repulse, Nov. Dunmore was informed that a hundred and twenty or thirty North Carolered a fort to be built at the Great Bridge on the Chap. LV.} 1775. Nov. side nearest Norfolk. Encouraged by this most trifling success, Dof Indians among the savages of Ohio and the west- Chap. LV.} 1775. Nov. ern border; he authorized John Connolly to raise a regiment in the bunmore's Ethiopian regiment. Connolly was arrested in Maryland in November; and thus the movements at the west were prevented. At Dunmore'ment actuate his conduct to a degree equal to the Chap. LV.} 1775. Nov. total destruction of Virginia. His strength will increase as a snow The innumerable affinities which had united the Chap. LV.} 1775. Nov. people with the British government, still retained great force; a va
efore I have been plunged into another: how it will end, God in his great goodness will direct; I am thankful for his protection to this time. In June of the preceding year, when Lord North communicated his proposition as the ultimatum of British justice, he would have had it received as such and would have acted accordingly; on the echo from England of the battle of Bunker Hill, he saw that every hope of accommodation was delusive: the new year brought the king's speech to parliament in November, and Washington no longer held back his opinion that independence should be declared. Those around him shared his resolution; Greene wrote to his friend Ward, a delegate from Rhode Island to the general congress: The interests of mankind hang upon that body of which you are a member: you stand the representative not of America only, but of the friends of liberty and the supporters of the rights of human nature in the whole world; permit me from the sincerity of my heart, ready at all times
der in chief, who continued to strengthen his lines, drew nearer and nearer to his enemy, and used his artillery sparingly only from want of ammunition. On the night following the ninth, a strong detachment began a fort on Nook Hill, which commanded Boston Neck; but some of the men having imprudently lighted a fire, the British, with their cannon and mortars, were able to interrupt the work; and yet as Washington did not abandon his design, Howe was compelled to hasten his embarkation. In November he had given as a reason for not then changing the scene of the war, that he had not transports enough to remove his troops: now he had a larger force and Chap. LIX.} 1776. Mar. fewer transports. He pretended that he went from Boston for refreshment; but in point of quarters it could be no great refreshment, to go from one of the largest towns in America to one of the least, where the troops were in part kept on shipboard, stived up one upon another, in part encamped on ground deeply cov