; born in Neuchatel, Switzerland
October, 1728; served for some time in the Prussian army, and, in 1754, entered the British
He came to America
in 1757, and as lieutenant-colonel distinguished himself at Ticonderoga
(1758) and Oswego
(1759). He accompanied Amherst
In 1767 he was employed in Florida
, and became major-general in 1772.
Returning to England
in 1775 to give the ministry information respecting the colonies, he was commissioned a major-general (Jan. 1, 1776), and in 1777 a lieutenant-general and lieutenant-governor of Quebec
, where he succeeded Carleton
as governor in 1778.
He ruled in an arbitrary manner until 1784, when he returned to England
He died in Yverdun, Switzerland
, June 5, 1791.