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hours all the troops near at hand might be concentrated and renew the attack before the English were intrenched.
When De Ramsay, who commanded the garrison, asked his advice about defending the city,—To your keeping, he replied, I commend the honot morning he expired.
The day of the battle had not passed, when De Vaudreuil, who had no capacity for war, wrote to De Ramsay at Quebec not to wait for an assault, but, as soon as his provisions were exhausted to raise the white flag of surrender.
Vaudreuil to De Ramsay, 18 Sept., 1759, N. Y Paris Documents, XVI. 27. We have cheerfully sacrificed our fortunes and our houses, said the citi-
chap. XIV.} 1759. Sept. zens; but we cannot expose our wives and children to a massacre.
Relasame volume. to the last extremity; and, on the seventeenth of September, before the English had constructed batteries, De Ramsay capitulated.
America rung with exultation; the towns were bright with illuminations, the hills with bonfires; legisl