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I28   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

to retreat, leaving behind many dead and many prisoners. Montgomery was buried by his enemies within the defences.

Beaten, wounded, and short of money, Arnold doggedly continued the siege all through the long cold winter. In April he went to Montreal; but another general took his place at Quebec, and more American troops arrived. Soon afterwards they tried to set fire to the British vessels by sending burning ships amongst them. They intended to try to climb the city walls in the confusion, but the fireships did no harm, and the whole plan was a failure..,-

Retreat   A few days later several British ships, hav-

oc the ing many soldiers on board, sailed up to Americans. Quebec, and the Americans retreated in such haste that they left their sick and wounded behind them. Carleton, however, treated them kindly.

The American leaders had many difficulties in carrying on the war. One of the worst was the want of money. They found it almost impossible to get supplies, for the Canadians became less and less friendly towards them. In trying to retake Three Rivers, which was again in the hands of the British, the Americans were defeated, and one of their generals and many soldiers were taken prisoners. Soon the rest of the army re-treated to Crown Point. Carleton followed. After much fighting. Arnold was driven to Ticonderoga, and after this the United Colonies sent no more armies to invade Canada.

Nova Scotia Meanwhile, the authorities of Nova Scotia in Danger. were living in constant fear that the New Englanders might invade the province, and might persuade their friends and relations, settled on the lands of the exiled Acadians, to revolt. There was, indeed, reason for alarm. The garrison at Halifax was weak, the


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