Arthur James Pomero, Quebec to 'Dear Uncle'

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Document ID 9406155
Date 01-07-1776
Document Type Letters (Emigrants)
Archive Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Citation Arthur James Pomero, Quebec to 'Dear Uncle'; PRONI T 2954/5/22; CMSIED 9406155
Quebec July the 1st '76 [1776?]
Dear Uncle
  I arrived here last Night.  The Army is at St. John's and Chamble,
& are waiting for the Boats & other Vessels which are preparing to
carry them to the Isle au Noix, where the Rebels have taken Post.
Capt'n [Captain?] Montgomery and I set out this Evening for
Montreal:  As there is an established Post & we intend to travel Day
and Night, we shall soon be there.  Gen [General?] Carleton is now
at St. John's, but will soon return to Montreal.  Chamble is Head
Quarters, but Gen [General?] Philips with the Train, which is
reckoned a very fine one, is at St. John's.  It is not imagined that
the Rebels will make any Stand there, or any where else on the
Lakes, except at Ticonderoga.  They have suffered terribly & are
dispirited to a Degree.  900 of them Dieded [died?] by the small Pox
last winter, or were killed at Montgomery's Attack.  I visited his
grave yesterday, where he lies with his two Aid Camps.  Cap'tn
[Captain?] Foster of the 8th Reg't [Regiment?] was attacked by the
Rebels, in Number 500.  He had only 40 Regulars & three hundred
Indians.  He took them all Prisoners with the Loss of two Men only.
The Indians have scalped some of them, & it is with great Difficulty
that Gen. [General?] Carleton can contain them.  I send my Trunk by
Water to St. John's.  I am very well and am D'r [Dear?] Uncle your
very aff'te [affectionate?] Nephew
Art [Arthur?] Jas [James?] Pomeroy