Certainly, there was little hope of reinforcement. General Guy Carleton 1724-1808 , the governor of the province of Quebec, rejected their demand. Major-General Richard Montgomery: In London, as he knew, two armies were being assembled to sail for America to smash the rebellion: Not on their feet—but thirteen bodies lay in the snow, and two of them were groaning.
A Highland Emigrant officer named Major Nairne grabbed the captured ladder, placed it against the side of the house, and then leaped up it, followed by the others. Within two months... Furthermore, there was enough food in the city to last until spring, and adequate ammunition—if only the amateur garrison could succeed in firing it. Within its walls, Carleton possessed a garrison of 1,800 regulars and militia.
Battle of Quebec. Montgomery was to attack from the west, moving along the St. However, as it later appeared, Montgomery planned to attack under cover of bad weather.
Lawrence to the town of Three Rivers, where he set up temporary headquarters until the first of the troop convoys arrived at the end of May. Fighting at Montreal in September 1775: Late that night Joshua Wolfe—a clerk who had been taken prisoner by the Rebels—escaped by getting his jailer drunk.
It was a critical moment. The road curved upward away from the Sault-au-Matelot and then split into two branches.
Apart from one small clash, the British were virtually unopposed by a Rebel force that was demoralized, appallingly diseased with smallpox, and torn by conflict between its commanders. For three weeks the garrison had waited, tensed for attack under constant shelling.
On November 13 the gale blew itself out. Roche had been falling for some time. Demonstrations against Canada were soon discontinued, and Arnold withdrew the remnant of his army in May 1776.
To protect the whole vastness of Canada, as reports of Rebel preparations streamed into Quebec that summer, Carleton had barely six hundred troops.
The French, however, had been in Quebec in some strength.