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Chapter 16: Possession taken of Michigan and the country on the Lakes.—Pitts administration continued. 1760. had Amherst been more active, the preceding chap. XVI.} 1760. campaign would have reduced Canada. His delay and retreat to Crown Point gave De Levi, Montcalm's successor, a last opportunity of concentrating t
of the most attractive spots on the continent.
The capitulation included all Canada, which was said to extend to the crest of land dividing branches of Erie and Michigan from those of the Miami, the Wabash, and the Illinois rivers.
Property and religion were cared for in the terms; but for civil liberty no stipulation was even t ominions but at his pleasure.
After this interview, Rogers hastened to the straits which connect Erie and St. Clair, and took possession of Detroit.
Thus was Michigan won by Great Britain, yet not for itself.
There were those who foresaw that the acquisition of Canada was the
chap. XVI.} 1760. prelude of American independen