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Chapter 52: The capture of Montreal. August—November, 1775. when Carleton heard of the surrender
tioned at the junction of the roads to Chambly and Montreal.
Additions to his force and supplies of food were vanity and rash ambition, he attempted to surprise Montreal.
Dressed as was his custom when on a recruiting t y a motley party of regulars, English residents of Montreal, Canadians, and Indians, in all about five hun-
he rest fled to the woods.
At the barrack yard in Montreal, Prescott, a British brigadier, asked the prisoner eded in assembling about nine hundred Canadians at Montreal; but a want of mutual confidence and the certainty leton, on the last day of October embarked them at Montreal, in thirty four boats, to cross the Saint Lawrence h the honors of war.
Montgomery now hastened to Montreal as rapidly as the bad weather and worse roads woul
He earnestly urged Schuyler to pass the winter at Montreal.
In the midst of his unparalleled success, the he