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Montreal, massacre at On July 12, 1689, about 1,200 of the Five Nations (see Iroquois Confederacy) invaded the island of Montreal, burned all the plantations, and murdered men, women, and children. This event threw the whole French colony int
; and Pennsylvania, under the name of a present
View of Montreal and its walls in 1760 (from an old French print). to the ersey—assembled at Albany with the intention of attacking Montreal simultaneously with the appearance of the fleet from Bost anada, General Carleton was in command of a few troops at Montreal.
With about 800 men he marched to the relief of the gar surrender of St. John, when Montgomery pressed on towards Montreal.
Carleton, knowing the weakness of the fort, at once ret to flee to Quebec with the garrison.
Montgomery entered Montreal without opposition, and sent a force under Colonel Easton ken Canada is unconquered.
Leaving Wooster in command at Montreal, Montgomery then pushed on towards Quebec.