Amherst Jeffrey Baron 1717-1797 Sent To America 1758 And In





co-operation with Admiral Boscawen, captured Louisbourg that year. With

General Prideaux and Sir W. Johnson, took Ticonderoga, 1759. Reduced

Montreal the following year. Appointed commander-in-chief and

governor-general in America, 1761. Raised to peerage, 1776, as Baron

Amherst of Holmesdale. =Index=: (Wolfe / Montcalm era) In command of Louisbourg

expedition, 73; commander-in-chief of forces in America, 77; operates

against Montreal, 77; his slowness of movement, 97, 122; held in check

by Bourlamaque, 131; compels Bourlamaque to evacuate Forts Carillon and

Frederic, 146. (Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Replaces Abercromby, 21; wrecks Fort George, 22; his

delay at Lake Champlain, 25; praises Haldimand's forbearance at Niagara,

27; builds a strong fort at Crown Point, 28; arrives at Oswego, 34;

Montreal surrenders to, 38; takes up quarters at New York, 40; nominal

governor of Canada, 41; notifies Haldimand of promotion, 42; approves

scheme for smelting old guns, 47; retirement of, 53; letter from

Haldimand, 82; recommends Haldimand for New York command, 83; his

interest in Louis Haldimand, 88; blind to true situation in America,

103; anxious to see Haldimand on his return to England, 105-106; meets

Haldimand at Sydneys, 311; entertainments given by, 324-325; Haldimand

on, 326, 332; Haldimand visits, 337, 339. (Lord Dorchester era) Canada surrendered to, 2;

grants religious freedom, 10. See also Louisbourg; Ticonderoga; Crown

Point. =Bib.=: Expedition of British and Provincial Army ... against

Ticonderoga and Crown Point; Samuel Waldo, Reduction of Louisbourg

(Dominion Archives, 1886); Johnstone, Journal of Louisbourg, 1750-1758

(Coll. de doc. rel. a la Nouvelle France, vol. 3); Dict. of Eng.

Hist.; Dict. Nat. Biog.; Bradley, The Fight with France; Parkman,

Montcalm and Wolfe.





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