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Letter from an Officer at Montreal

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EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM AN OFFICER AT MONTREAL, DATED APRIL 6, 1776.

By a gentleman from Quebeck, we have the following advices, which may be depended on: A number of Canadians,

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at the instigation of their Priests, arose with a design to cut off our guards at Point-Levi. A party under Major Dubois attacked their advance guard, killed seven, wounded five, and took about fifty prisoners, twenty-five of which arrived here last evening. General Wooster arrived before Quebeck on Monday last. The battery opened at Point-Levi on Tuesday morning. One of Captain Lamb' s Company made his escape from Quebeck, and informs that the soldiers and prisoners are at an allowance of three ounces of pork per day. A Canadian, who brought letters from Carleton to the inhabitants, is made prisoner, and says (which he offers to swear to) that the inhabitants, as well as soldiers, have risen in a body and gone to Carleton, and that he promised, if he did not get assistance in fourteen days, to deliver up the town.

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