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illustrated.1760 Excerpt: ... prisoners, importing, that a large
body of the ene-An. 1756. my were encamped on the eastern side of
the lake Ontario, provided with artillery, and all other
implements, to besiege the fort of Ofwego. In consequence of this
information, major-general Webb was ordered to hold himself in
readiness to march with one regiment to the relief of that
garrison., but, before they could be provided with necessaries, the
earl of Loudon arrived at the head-The earl quarters at Albany, on
the twenty-ninth day of July. The army at this time is said to have
con-rives at fistt d of regular troops to the number of two
thou-'ew sand six hundred, about seven thousand provincials,
supposed to be in readiness to march from Fort William-Henry, under
the command of general WinQow, over and above a considerable number
of battoe-men at Albany and Schenectady. The garriion at Ofwego
amounted to fourteen hundred soldiers, besides three hundred
workmen and sailors, either in the fort, or posted in small parties
between the fort and a place called Burnet's field, to secure a
safe passage through the country of the Six Nations, upon whose
friendship there was no longer any reliance. By the best accounts
received of the enemy's force, they had about three thousand men at
Crown-Point and Ticonderago upon the lake Champlain: but their
chief strength was collected upon the banks of the lake Ontario,
where their purpose undoubtedly was to reduce the English fort at
Ofwego. The immediate object, therefore, of lord London's attention
was the relief of this place: but his design was strenuously
opposed by the province of New York, and other northern
governments, who were much more intent upon 'Z 3 the "756-the
reduction of Crown-Point, and the security of their own frontiers,
whih they apprehen...
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