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Montgomery, Richard (fl. 1775) to Robert R. Livingston re: his victory at Montreal, need for support

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07136 Author/Creator: Montgomery, Richard (fl. 1775) Place Written: Montreal, [Canada] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: [1775]/11/13 Pagination: 1 p. + addr + docket 25 x 19.3 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07136 Author/Creator: Montgomery, Richard (fl. 1775) Place Written: Montreal, [Canada] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: [1775]/11/13 Pagination: 1 p. + addr + docket 25 x 19.3 cm

Summary of Content: Written on the day he succeeded in taking Montreal: "I have courted fortune and found her kind." Now planning his attack on Quebec, he requests support from Livingston and the Continental Congress: "It will be absolutely necessary to throw a considerable Body of Troops into this Province as soon as the ice will bear. General [Charles] Lee should have this important command. Quebec if it dont fall before Winter must be attacked early in the Spring before succours can arrive." Montgomery, a son-in-law of Livingston, had easily captured a lightly protected Montreal, but his campaign of Quebec in December and January ran into problems, and he died in the siege where he was aided by Benedict Arnold.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryCanadaGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsContinental CongressCongress

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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