Richard Montgomery Letters for the years 1773 thru 1775

Richard Montgomery

Richard Montgomery wrote 25 Letters from a total of 9 locations including Kingsbridge, NY, Isle Aux Noix, CAN, and St Johns, QC, CAN. Richard Montgomery wrote a total of 7 people including Philip Schuyler, and Janet Livingston. Most of Richard Montgomery's letters were written in the year 1775. Who did Richard Montgomery know? View Richard Montgomery's social graph.

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  • Richard Montgomery letter to Robert Livingston.

    Kingsbridge, NY - 20 May 1773

    Though I have been extremely anxious to solicit your approbation, together with Mrs. Livingston's, in an affair which nearly concerns my happiness and no less affects your daughter.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Janet Livingston.

    Isle Aux Noix, CAN - 5 September 1775

    We have made an excursion to St. Johns with the small corps with which I left Ticonderoga.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Janet Livingston.

    Isle Aux Noix, CAN - 12 September 1775

    I am, my dear Janet, so exceedingly out of spirits and so chagrined with the behavior of the troops, that I most heartily repent having undertaken to lead them.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Philip Schuyler.

    St Johns, QC, CAN - 19 September 1775

    Yesterday, I marched, with five hundred men, to the north side of St. John's, where we found a party of the King's troops, with field-pieces.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Philip Schuyler.

    St Johns, QC, CAN - 28 September 1775

    Since my last of the 24th, we have opened a battery of two twelve-pounders, upon the ship-yards and schooner. She was obliged immediately to haul near the wharf, or rather as near the north end of the fort as she could get

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Philip Schuyler.

    St Johns, QC, CAN - 6 October 1775

    Your vigilance and foresight have saved us from the difficulties that threatened us. We are no longer afraid of starving.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Janet Livingston.

    St Johns, CAN - 6 October 1775

    Little change has happened since my last. I still wait for reinforcement ; the troops have hitherto gone home sick, almost as fast as they came.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Janet Livingston.

    St Johns, CAN - 9 October 1775

    This evening I received my dear Janet's three letters to the 23rd September, which bring me the agreeable news of your recovery.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Philip Schuyler.

    St Johns, QC, CAN - 13 October 1775

    Some time ago I informed you of my intentions to make my approaches on the west side, as soon as the expected reenforcement enabled me to undertake it.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Guy Carleton.

    St Johns, QC, CAN - 22 October 1775

    I have received information, from different quarters, that the prisoners you have made are treated with cruel and unnecessary severity, being loaded with irons

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Preston.

    St Johns, QC, CAN - 1 November 1775

    Having now acquitted my conscience, I must, to save time and prevent trouble, acquaint you, if you do not surrender this day, it will be unnecessary to make any future proposals.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Philip Schuyler.

    St Johns, QC, CAN - 3 November 1775

    I have the pleasure to acquaint you the garrison surrendered last night. This morning, we take possession ; to-morrow, I hope the prisoners will set off.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to .

    Montreal, QC, CAN - 12 November 1775

    My anxiety for the fate of Montreal induces me to request, that you will exert yourselves among the inhabitants to prevail on them to enter into such measures as will prevent the necessity of opening my batteries on the town.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to .

    Montreal, QC, CAN - 12 November 1775

    The city of Montreal, having neither ammunition, artillery, troops, nor provisions, and having it not in their power to fulfil one article of the treaty, can claim no title to a capitulation.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Philip Schuyler.

    Montreal, QC, CAN - 13 November 1775

    This morning we have taken possession of the town ; I send you their articles of capitulation, with my answer, and hope it may meet with approbation.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Janet Livingston.

    Montreal, CAN - 13 November 1775

    This morning the Bostonians have marched into town ; the Governor, with his small garrison, having abandoned it two nights since, and retired towards Quebec

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Philip Schuyler.

    Montreal, QC, CAN - 19 November 1775

    I have this morning had another express from Colonel Arnold, acquainting me he has crossed the river to the Quebec side ; that he had been near surprising the town ; that it was closely invested

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Philip Schuyler.

    Montreal, QC, CAN - 24 November 1775

    It is with great indignation I hear Lieutenant Halsey, whom I left as Assistant Engineer at St. John's, to put the barracks in a proper state for the reception of a garrison, has run away without leave

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Janet Livingston.

    Montreal, CAN - 24 November 1775

    The other day General Prescott was so obliging as to surrender himself and fourteen or fifteen land officers, with above one hundred men, besides sea officers and sailors, prisoners of war.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Philip Schuyler.

    Abraham, QC, CAN - 5 December 1775

    The season has proved so favorable as to enable me to join Colonel Arnold at Point-aux-Trembles, where I arrived with the vessels Mr. Prescott made us a present of.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Janet Livingston.

    Quebec, CAN - 5 December 1775

    I suppose long ere this we have furnished the folks of the United Colonies with subject-matter of conversation. I should like to see the long faces of my Tory friends.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Guy Carleton.

    Abraham, QC, CAN - 6 December 1775

    notwithstanding the cruelty you have shown to the unhappy prisoners you have taken, the feelings of humanity induce me to have recourse to this expedient to save you from the destruction which hangs over your wretched garrison.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to David Wooster.

    Quebec City, QC, CAN - 16 December 1775

    Yesterday we opened a battery of five guns and a howitzer, and, with very little effect, I attempted to summon the Governor by a flag of truce. He would not receive any letter.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Philip Schuyler.

    Quebec City, QC, CAN - 18 December 1775

    I have been near a fortnight before Quebec, at the head of upwards of eight hundred men ; a force, you will say, not very adequate to the business in hand.

  • Richard Montgomery letter to Philip Schuyler.

    Quebec City, QC, CAN - 26 December 1775

    I then had reason to believe the troops well inclined for a coup-de-main. I have since discovered, to my great mortification, that three companies of Colonel Arnold's detachment are very averse from the measure.