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The Father of British Canada: A Chronicle of Carleton
William Charles Henry Wood
Vista previa limitada - 2021
American arms army Arnold arrived attack authority became began better British called Canada Carleton carried cause chance changed chief Chronicle civil Colonel Colonies command Congress Crown Empire enemy England English equally fire five force formed four France French Canadians garrison gave governor habitants half hand head held House hundred immediate Indians kind Lake land later laws less lived Lower Loyalists means ment miles military militia Montgomery Montreal Murray naturally nearly never North officer once political position present prisoners provinces Quebec rebels regulars rest round Royal sent shillings ship side soldiers soon St Johns St Lawrence surrender taken thought thousand tion took Toronto Public Library town troops turned United United Empire Loyalists walls wanted whole Wolfe York
Página 27 - And whereas it is just and reasonable, and essential to our interest, and the security of our colonies, that the several nations or tribes of Indians with whom we are connected, and •who live under our protection, should not be molested or disturbed in the possession of such parts of our dominions and territories as, not having been ceded to, or purchased by us, are reserved to them, or any of them, as their hunting grounds...
Página 101 - ... themselves soldiers, the impossibility of relief, and the certain prospect of wanting every necessary of life should your opponents confine their operations to a single blockade, point out the absurdity of resistance. Such is your situation. " I am at the head of troops accustomed to success, confident of the...
Página 216 - ... we have acted in the most peaceable manner and borne the language and conduct of the people of the United States with patience; but I believe our patience is almost exhausted.
Página 151 - English troops happened to be, that officers being convinced that neither high birth nor great employments can shelter offences of such a nature, and that seeing they are subject to censures much worse than death to a man who has any sense of honour, they may avoid...
Página 101 - I am at the head of troops accustomed to success, confident of the righteousness of the cause they are engaged in, inured to danger and fatigue, and so highly incensed at your inhumanity, illiberal abuse, and the ungenerous means employed to prejudice them in the minds of the Canadians ; that it is with difficulty I restrain them till my batteries are ready, from assaulting your works, which would afford them the fair opportunity of an ample vengeance and just retaliation...
Página 203 - Your Lordship will observe that the general object of this plan is to assimilate the Constitution of that Province to that of Great Britain, as nearly as the difference arising from the manners of the People and from the present Situation of the Province will admit.
Página 137 - The wild and barbarous savages of the wilderness have been solicited by gifts to take up the hatchet against us, and instigated to deluge our settlements with the blood of innocent and defenceless women and children.
Página 100 - I am well acquainted with your situation. A great extent of works, in their nature incapable of defence, manned with a motley crew of sailors, the greatest part our friends, of citizens who wish to see us within their walls, and a few of the worst troops who ever styled themselves soldiers.