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96   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

 

A French   Meanwl [ile another British force was slowly

Success. making its way towards Lake Champlain. But its general, Ab-rcrombie, was no match for Mont-

calm. In trying to drive him from his camp at Ticonderoga, on Lake George, Abercrombie lost many brave men, and was at last obliged to retreat.

English The next events of Successes. the war were in favour of the British. Colonel Bradstreet captured Fort Frontenac, and destroyed a number of French ships on Lake Ontario. At the same time General Forbes was marching on Fort Duquesne. He

took a different way to that by which Braddock had travelled, and, in spite of the attacks of the French and Indians, safely reached his journey's end. He found the

fort deserted and partly destroyed. He rebuilt it, naming it Fort Pitt, after the great statesman, and the city which now stands on the spot is called Pittsburg. This success inclined the Indians to make friends again with the British.

JAMES WOLFE.

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