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THE AMERICAN INVASION.   125

 

Benedict Arnold, who afterwards turned traitor to the colonies. When the Americans came within sight of

Quebec they still

had to cross the St. Lawrence be-fore they could attack t he city. But their enemies had taken away all the boats from the south bank of the river, and for several days Arnold could do nothing. Mean-while, a hundred New f o undland men had come to help the English, who were strengthening themselves all the time. At last the invaders obtained from a distance a few birch-bark canoes, and in

these they paddled across to Wolfe's Cove. Arnold paraded his little force before the city walls, and demanded the surrender of the town, but his message was treated with scorn, and as he had no cannon he decided not to attack the city till Montgomery could join him.'

Montreal   By this time Quebec was the only strong-

Taken.   hold in Canada left in British hands.
When Montgomery advanced towards Montreal, Carleton

MAIN GATE OF FORT CHAMBEY.

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