Want to save this letter now that you've found it?
It's easy - just create your own collection of letters after signing up for a free account.
The foregoing is a copy of my last by the two Indians you sent by express the 29th ultimo, who, I hear this moment, are taken five leagues above this ; since which, I have waited two or three days for the rear to come up, and in preparing ladders, &c. The winds have been so high, these three nights, that I have not been able to cross the river. I have near forty canoes ready ; and, as the wind has moderated, I design crossing this evening. The Hunter sloop, and Lizard frigate, lie opposite to prevent us ; but I make no doubt I shall be able to avoid them. I this moment received the agreeable intelligence, via Sorel, that you are in possession of St. John s, and have invested Montreal. I can give no intelligence, save that the merchant ships are busy, day and night, in loading, and four have already sailed. I am yours, &c.,
- Benedict Arnold
- Correspondence of the American Revolution; Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Volume I., Jared Sparks, 1853