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Chapter 54: The siege of Quebec. November—December, 1775. The day before Montgomery ent
d some small vessels in the port to descend to Quebec.
He was detained in the river for several day rois Rivieres, he arrived on the nineteenth at Quebec, where his presence diffused joy and confidenc s pride, and his firmness were guarantees that Quebec would be pertinaciously defended.
Besides, he uccess of Montgomery had emboldened a party in Quebec to confess a willingness to receive him on ter garrison his conquests, and to go down against Quebec.
He was deserted even by most of the Green Mo f about two hundred Canadians, appeared before Quebec, in midwinter, to take the strongest fortified he had received the order of congress to hold Quebec, if it should come into his hands; should tha hope of crowning his career by the capture of Quebec.
Orders were therefore given for the troops t where your general leads; push on, brave boys; Quebec is ours!
he pressed forward at double quick t [2 more...]
Chapter 54: The siege of Quebec. November—December, 1775. The day before Montgomery entered Montreal, Chap. LIV.} 1775 Nov. Carleton, with more than a hundred regulars and Canadians, embarked on board some small vessels in the port to descend to Quebec. He was detained in the river for several days by contrary winds
ed the inquisitiveness and self-direction of civil life; so that his authority depended chiefly on his personal influence and his powers of persuasion.
Now that Montreal was taken and winter was come, homesickness so prevailed among them that he was left with no more than eight hundred men to garrison his conquests, and to go dow s their time of enlistment expired.
On the twenty sixth, leaving St. John's under the command of Marinus Willett of New York, and entrusting the government of Montreal to Wooster of Connecticut, and in the spirit of a lawgiver who was to regenerate the province, making a declaration that on his return he would call a convention