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I26   CANADIAN HISTORY F'OR BOYS AND GIRLS.

and his soldiers left the city, for they knew that they could not hope to defend it. They sailed down the St. Lawrence as far as Sorel, but there they were stopped by the Americans ; and the soldiers, with their ships, arms and provisions, were obliged to surrender. The night before, however, Carleton himself had slipped quietly down the river in a boat rowed with muffled oars, and he reached Quebec in safety.

EMBARKATION Or MONTGOMERY'S TROOPS.

He turned everyone out of the city whom he thought likely to wish to help the Americans, and he did his utmost to put all his defences in good order. Many of Montgomery's men had only promised to serve in the army for a short time, and some of them refused to go to Quebec: but the rest sailed down the river in the captured English vessels, and early in December the siege began in earnest.

The Siege   Carleton would not listen to anything the of Quebec, Americans had to say, for he counted them

1775-76.   all rebels, so Montgomery set his Indians to shoot arrows into the town with letters tied to them,

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