Possession taken of Michigan
and the country on the Lakes
.—Pitts administration continued.
been more active, the preceding
campaign would have reduced Canada
His delay and retreat to Crown Point
gave De Levi
's successor, a last opportunity of concentrating the remaining forces of France
at Jacques Cartier
for the recovery of Quebec
In that city Saunders
had left abundant stores and heavy artillery, with a garrison of seven thousand men, under the command of the brave but shallow Murray
When De Levi
found it impossible to surprise the place in mid-winter, he still resolved on undertaking its reduction.
, now in England
, publicly rejected the opinion, ‘that it was able to hold out a considerable siege;’ and Murray
, the commander, himself prepared for ‘the last extremity,’ by selecting the Isle of Orleans
for his refuge.
As soon as the river opened, De Levi
proceeded with an army of less than ten thousand1
men to besiege