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of the whole.  At the end of the campaign Levis reckons the remaining English troops at about six thousand (Levis au Ministre, 10 Nov. 1759), which answers to the report of General Murray:  “The troops will amount to six thousand” (Murray to Pitt, 12 Oct. 1759).  The precise number is given in the Return of the State of His Majesty’s Forces left in Garrison at Quebec, dated 12 Oct. 1759, and signed, Robert Monckton (Public Record Office, America and West Indies, XCIX.).  This shows the total of rank and file to have been 6,214, which the addition of officers, sergeants, and drummers raises to about seven thousand, besides 171 artillerymen.

Appendix I

Chapter 27.  The Heights of Abraham

One of the most important unpublished documents on Wolfe’s operations against Quebec is the long and elaborate Journal memoratif de ce qui s’est passe de plus remarquable pendant qu’a dure le Siege de la Ville de Quebec (Archives de la Marine).  The writer, M. de Foligny, was a naval officer who during the siege commanded one of the principal batteries of the town.  The official correspondence of Vaudreuil for 1759 (Archives Nationales) gives the events of the time from his point of view; and various manuscript letters of Bigot, Levis, Montreuil, and others (Archives de la Marine, Archives de la Guerre) give additional particulars.  The letters, generally private and confidential, written to Bourlamaque by Montcalm, Levis, Vaudreuil, Malartic, Berniers, and others during the siege contain much that is curious and interesting.

Siege de Quebec en 1759, d’apres un Manuscrit depose a la Bibliotheque de Hartwell en Angleterre. A very valuable diary, by a citizen of Quebec; it was brought from England in 1834 by the Hon. D.B.  Viger, and a few copies were printed at Quebec in 1836. Journal tenu a l’Armee que commandoit feu M. le Marquis de Montcalm. A minute diary of an officer under Montcalm (printed by the Quebec Historical Society). Memoire sur la Campagne de 1759, par M. de Joannes, Major de Quebec (Archives de la Guerre). Lettres et Depeches de Montcalm (Ibid.).  These touch briefly the antecedents of the Siege. Memoires sur le Canada depuis 1749 jusqu’a 1760 (Quebec Historical Society). Journal du Siege de Quebec en 1759, par M. Jean Claude Panet, notaire (Ibid.).  The writer of this diary was in Quebec at the time.  Several other journals and letters of persons present at the siege have been printed by the Quebec Historical Society, under the title Evenements de la Guerre en Canada durant les Annees 1759 et 1760.  Relation de ce qui s’est passe au Siege de Quebec, par une Religieuse de l’Hopital General de Quebec (Quebec Historical Society). Jugement impartial sur les Operations militaires de la Campagne, par M’gr. de Pontbriand, Eveque de Quebec (Ibid.). Memoirs of the Siege of Quebec, from the Journal of a French Officer on board the Chezine Frigate, taken by His Majesty’s Ship Rippon, by Richard Gardiner, Esq., Captain of Marines in the Rippon, London, 1761.

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