Canadian History Dictionary La Rochelle
French seaport, on the Atlantic, long a stronghold of the
Halliburton Sir Brenton 1773-1860 Joseph Howe Era Chief-justice Of Nova
Scotia, presides at trial of Joseph Howe for libel, 24; contest...
Johnston Sir W
(Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Chief-justice of Quebec, 119; his ...
(Wilmot era) Appointed by Governor Colebrooke as provincial
La Fleche College Of
(Bishop Laval era) Laval studies at, 19, 20.
The name originally applied by General Murray to the
Courts Of Justice
(Lord Dorchester era) Established, 13; not satisfactory to
(General Brock era) Brother of Sir Isaac, 102; an able pamphlet...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Jesuit provincial, accepts proposals ...
(1807-1860). Born at St. Charles, Bellechasse, Lower
Rodney George Brydges Baron 1718-1792 Born In Walton-upon-thames
England. Educated at Harrow School. Entered the navy; promoted
Peuvret De Mesnu
(Bishop Laval era) Clerk of Sovereign Council, 158, 167. (Count...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Name given by Champlain to the Nicole...
(Wilmot era) Referred to in Wilmot's speech, 104. (Tilley era) ...
(Tilley era) Recruits Fenian army in New York, 105; his force
Ordre Du Bon Temps
(Samuel de Champlain era) Social club established at Port Royal...
Jones Jonas 1791-1848 Educated At Cornwall Under John Strachan
Served as an officer of militia during the War of 1812-1814, at...
Jogues Isaac 1607-1646 Born At Orleans France Entered The
Society of Jesus, and sailed for Canada in 1636. Set out almost...
President And Little Belt
(General Brock era) Affair of, 173.
(Samuel de Champlain era) Jesuit, in charge of mission at Misco...
American Invasion 1775-1776 Grew Out Of The Belief Entertained By
the rebellious colonists that the French of Canada could readily be won
to their side. As a matter of fact the latter, while for the most part
showing no enthusiasm to join Carleton's forces, were still less
inclined to cooperate with the invading army under Montgomery and
Arnold, or to support the movement for union with the New Englanders. On
the other hand, the Americans had a number of English-speaking
sympathizers in Montreal--men who had come there from the colonies to
the south. This, and its geographical position, made the capture of
Montreal an easy matter; but Quebec was a different problem. Here
Carleton gathered a small but efficient force of regulars and militia,
and successfully held the town against the invading army. Montgomery was
killed in the assault, Dec. 31, 1775, and in the spring of 1776 the
siege was raised. The invading army hastily retreated to Montreal, and
finally was driven out of the country. =Index=: (Louis Joseph Papineau era) Joseph Papineau
carries despatch to Carleton, 5. (Lord Dorchester era) Agitation worked up by American
emissaries, 79-80; disaffection in Montreal, 82; seizure of Ticonderoga
and Crown Point, 82; Arnold captures vessel on Lake Champlain, 83;
defence of St. Johns, 84-85; martial law proclaimed, 86; militia called
out, 86-88; the habitants indifferent or disaffected, 88;
English-speaking inhabitants of Montreal refuse to serve, 88; Guy
Johnson raises Indian levies, 88; measures of defence, 90-93; Congress
decides to invade Canada, 95-96; Arnold starts for the Kennebec, 96;
Montgomery assumes command, 97; Allen appears before Montreal, is
captured and sent to England, 98-99; Montgomery lays siege to St. Johns,
100-101; Chambly captured by the Americans, 101; Preston surrenders at
St. Johns, 102; Arnold marches on Quebec, 106-111; Carleton escapes to
Quebec, 112-113; organizes the defence, 114-115; progress of the siege,
118-124; Montgomery and Arnold attack the city, 124-126; death of
Montgomery, 126; failure of Arnold's attack, 127-132; Franklin's mission
to Montreal, 135-136; arrival of the fleet at Quebec with
reinforcements, 137; Carleton attacks the Americans, 138-139; evacuation
of Canada, 141-147. See also Montgomery; Arnold; Dorchester; Ethan
Allen. =Bib.=: Kingsford, History of Canada; Smith, Our Struggle for
the Fourteenth Colony; Stone, Invasion of Canada; Codman, Arnold's
Expedition to Quebec; Lucas, History of Canada; Coffin, The Province
of Quebec and the Early American Revolution; Bradley, The Making of
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