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Chapter 53: The March to Quebec. September—November, 1775. The detachment which Washing
a speedy termination of the war, sent against Quebec, consisted of ten companies of New England inf g his plan of co-operation.
Of his friends in Quebec he inquired as to the number of troops at QuebQuebec, what ships were there, and what was the disposition of the Canadians and merchants; and he forwa a house at Sertigan, twenty five leagues from Quebec, near the fork of the Chaudiere and the De Lou ad been repairing the breaches in the walls of Quebec, which were now put into a good posture for de e eighth of November his approach was known at Quebec, but not the amount of his force; and the Brit in making ladders and collecting canoes, while Quebec was rapidly gaining strength for resistance.
o thousand men to reduce St. John's, how could Quebec, a large and opulent town of five thousand inh red to Point aux Trembles, eight leagues above Quebec, where they awaited the orders of Montgomery. [1 more...]
Chapter 53: The March to Quebec. September—November, 1775. The detachment which Washington, as he thought- Chap. LIII.} 1775. Sept. fully brooded over the future without hope of a speedy termination of the war, sent against Quebec, consisted of ten companies of New England infantry, one of riflemen from Virginia, and two from Pennsylvania, in all two battalions of about eleven hundred men. The command was given to Arnold, who, as a trader in years past, had visited Quebec, where he still had correspondents. In person he was short of stature and of a florid complexion; his broad, compact frame displayed a strong animal nature and power of endurance; he was complaisant and persuasive in his manners; daringly and desperately brave; avaricious and profuse; grasping but not sordid; sanguinely hopeful; of restless activity; intelligent and enterprising. The next in rank as lieutenant colonels were Roger Enos, who proved to be a craven, and the brave Christopher Greene of R