eat from Canada.
In one of these regiments Sumner was a lieutenant,— healthful, active, and intelligent.
By the invitation of his general officers, Schuyler and Arnold, he was induced to quit for a while his station in the line and enter the flotilla of gunboats, which those generals found it necessary to equip on Lake Champlainashington, Vol.
III. pp. 4-10; Irving's Life of Washington, Vol.
II. p. 384, ch. XXXIX. In this service, in which he was appointed captain, July 1, 1776, by General Arnold, he distinguished himself as commander of one of the armed vessels.
On this account, by recommendation of the Board of War, which reported that in this servil.
His command involved constant activity.
While serving under General Heath, he was impressed with the characteristic difference between that officer and General Arnold, under whom he had served on the northern frontier in 1776.
He said to General Heath, one day, that he hoped at some time to see more of the hazards of war,