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C O PIES OF ORIGINAL LETTERS
IN THE PossESSION OF THE RIGHT HON.
THE VISCOUNT GALWAY (BARON MONCKTON)
OF SERLBY HALL, YORKSHIRE
General Wolfe desires that Brigr. Monckton will take the trouble of enquiring what orders the Officer of Kennedy's had, who fell in with the advanc'd posts last night, and his reason for returning to Camp in that extraordinary manner.
Head Quarters. 34 past 7.
St Lawrent, July 1st, 1 in the morning.
The General has order'd me to acquaint you, that you immediate fortify your Camp with all possible dispatch and precaution, by constructing redoubts in the open places, and making Abbatir in such as are woody. He has apply'd to the Admiral, to order the fleet to give you all possible assistance and you will take care to construct a redoubt at the 1anding place in order to keep up a communication with them. You should fortify your Flanks in the strongest manner, and if then you should want a reinforcement of light troops, he will send you two Companys of Rangers and some Light Infantry.
The Church on your right seems to the General to be of so great importance, that he recommends the defence of it, to be put into the most capable and determined hands you have. It appears to him, that there is a house near your water side on the left, which should be taken possession of and fortify'd.
You may apply to the fleet with you for their marines whom you may employ as Pioneers. The General will take care to supply you with provisions. Forty Muskets and Ammunition from your nearest ships is order'd for Captain Goreham's Company.
The General proposes seeing you this morning.
P. S. The General thinks that Webb's Regt., not being so much fatigued as your rest might be mostly employ'd in entrenching &c, which you should carry on with all possible, Life, till the Camp is entirely free from insult.
Brigr. General Monckton.
The General has already mention'd that your Light Infantry (of Webb's and Kennedy's) should hold themselves in readiness to embark. This he means to extend to the Grenadiers, and indeed to your whole body of troops, if they should be wanted.
I am, Sir,
The General has commanded me to acquaint you that he had given the troops here one day's provisions extraordinary as they had lost some in disembarking. This indulgence he means to extend to the troops under your command: but at the same time recommends, the greatest management and care of their provisions, for the future.
I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient Servant. ISAAC BARR£. Adjt. Genl. Montmorenci, July 16th. Brigr. Monckton.
(5) Sir, The General desires that you will immediately order a battery of six
twenty four pounders to be constructed, on whatever spot of ground the AP. III-5
Commanding Officer of Artillery will judge to be the best, to annoy the
By General Wolfe's desire I shall send you by eight o'clock tomorrow, boats to take in One thousand men, The troops should be in the boats by ten : Captain Schomberg will be with you in the morning, who directs the embarkation. I am, Sir,
Your most obedient humble servant,
The General has order'd me to acquaint you, that he desires two more divisions of the Highlanders may be sent over to this Camp tomorrow in the night time.
I am, with the greatest respect,
ISAAC BARR£. Head Quarters. Aug. 16th.
Hon. Genl. Monckton.
(8) Dear Sir, I have received your favour in regard to Admiral Holmes Boat, and have sent to General Wolfe to acquaint him with her situation. I see no other way for her to get up than by a Frigate being sent down to
drive those boats away.
I am with great truth and esteem.
Camp of Crown Point, August 20th I759.
I enclose you a copy of a letter I have received from Lord Barrington in regard to your rank, which I had not the least doubt would be settled to your desires.
I fancy it is very uncertain when and where this will find you as I send it to Boston Port, but wherever it does I hope you there enjoy a continuance of your health and that success is attending you in all your operations.
I am with great truth and regard.