er of Lord Temple and George Grenville, he was able to write in June,—Join, my love, with me, in most humble and grateful thanks to the Almighty.
The siege of Quebec was raised on the seventeenth of May, with every happy circumstance.
The enemy left their camp standing, abandoned forty pieces of cannon.
Swanton arrived there in the Vanguard on the fifteenth, and destroyed all the French shipping, six or seven in number.
Happy, happy day!
My joy and hurry are inexpressible.
Pitt to Lady Hester, 27 June
Amherst had been notified of the intended siege;
chap. XVI.} 1760. but he persevered in the systematic and tardy plan which he had formed.
When the spring opened, he had no difficulties to encounter in taking possession of Canada, but such as he himself should create.
A country suffering from a four years scarcity, a disheartened, starving peasantry, the feeble remains of five or six battalions, wasted by incredible services, and not recruited from France, offered no oppos