Russell Dewey's Journal p. 11

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Title

Russell Dewey's Journal p. 11

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.

[April 1776]
Wednesday 10th. A Post arrived at Quebec and brot news that Boston was taken; he said that our people bilt batries at the mouth of the harbor and stoped the Shipin from going out or in, and that they had bilt another pon Dorchester Point and some others that they had bilt; that they drove the shipin up in a heap round the part of the town and that our people played upon them so smart that they did send out a flag of truce to git leave to go of with their baggage and stores, which was not granted, but our people at last marched into town and took it with the loss of a number of men; but how many we did not hear.
11th. Nothing remarkable happened.
Russell Dewey
12th. There was a report in the camp that a woman came out of the city this night and brought out this news, that there was a mutiny of the City and that Gen. Carlton was giving up the City and Col. Macklen was for keeping it. Macklen had stronger party and over came Carlton and confined him.
Saturday 13th The Bull that we lot such by a great Stone died and he is now dead for the want of blood. He’s blood is all gone which carries us to lament greatly for his blood was excellent and good and nourishing to nature.
Sunday the 14th Nothing remarkable happened

Abstract

Journal entries by Russell Dewey during the Siege of Quebec on news received, including the taking of Boston, and other events.

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

Is Part Of

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. 11,” Edwin Online, accessed October 20, 2017, http://edwin.westath.org/items/show/116.

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Creative Commons License

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