Russell Dewey's Journal p.7

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Title

Russell Dewey's Journal p.7

Alternative Title

p. 7

Subject

Invasion of Quebec

Description

Journal written by Russell Dewey of Westfield of his journey to Quebec and the siege that occurred between January and May of 1776.

Sunday 19th. Nothing remarkable happened except the infection of a the small pox, which we began to prepare for.
20th. Nothing remarkable happened.
21. `` `` `` except hungry men; for we being a fixing for the small pox might not eat nor drink anything except bread and water, that is we could not git anything else to eat.
22d. Nothing remarkable happened.
23d. We had news that the King’s troops had taken 20 slay load of provisions; about 60 of our troops went down the river to retake them.
24th. It was a cold windy day and the snow flew and winds was so high that we was afraid to go out a door for fear we should be blowed away for our preparation brought us so low that we were almost as light as eagles.
Monday 25th. News came to head quarters that our men had killed and taken upward of 30 of the enemy.
26th. I begun to break out with the smallpox.
27th. The Commodore arrived at Quebec and brot. Us the good news that Gen. Lee was at Crown Pt. with 1510 troops of them French Regulars from France and that the French brought 60 tons of powder with them.

Abstract

Journal entries by Russell Dewey during the Siege of Quebec largely concerning small pox infection and French reinforcements.

Creator

Adj. Russell Dewey

Source

Westfield Athenaeum Archives

Publisher

Westfield Athenaeum

Date

1776

Contributor

Westfield Athenaeum
6 Elm St
Westfield, MA 01085
413.562.0716

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Russell Dewey's Journal - Invasion of Quebec and Siege there

Format

Original File Size: 6 x 5 in.
JPEG: 5 MB
300 DPI

Language

Eng

Type

Text

Identifier

A.S. 1.7, “Dewey, Russell – Journal – 1776 – January 30 – April 30 – Invasion of Quebec & Siege”

Files

Collection

Citation

Adj. Russell Dewey, “Russell Dewey's Journal p.7,” Edwin Online, accessed November 22, 2017, http://edwin.westath.org/items/show/111.

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