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ILLUSTRATIONS

Frontispiece

THE FIGHT AT THE SAULT-AU-MATELOT

From a colour drawing by C. W. Jefferys.

SIR GUY CARLETON, LORD DORCHESTER Facing page 6

From an engraving by A. H. Ritchie.

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JAMES MURRAY

From an engraving in the Dominion Archives.

IN

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BRITISH POSSESSIONS

AMERICA, 1763-1775
Map by Bartholomew.

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THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL AND QUEBEC

CITY
From a map by Captain Carver and other officers,

published in London in 1776.

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RICHARD MONTGOMERY
From an engraving in the John Ross Robertson

Collection, Toronto Public Library.

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BENEDICT ARNOLD
From an engraving in the John Ross Robertson

Collection, Toronto Public Library.

CHAPTER I

GUY CARLETON

1724-1759

GUY CARLETON, first Baron Dorchester, was born at Strabane, County Tyrone, on the 3rd of September 1724, the anniversary of Cromwell's two great victories and death. He came of a very old family of English country gentlemen which had migrated to Ireland in the seventeenth century and intermarried with other Anglo-Irish families equally devoted to the service of the British Crown. Guy's father was Christopher Carleton of Newry in County Down. His mother was Catherine Ball of County Donegal. His father died comparatively young ; and, when he was himself fifteen, his mother married the rector of Newry, the Reverend Thomas Skelton, whose influence over the six stepchildren of the household worked wholly for their good.

At eighteen Guy received his first com

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