Friday, July 31, 2009

Live-blogging the siege of Quebec+250 #32

Friday, August 3, 1759. Captain Knox: "The intention of yesterday's flag of truce was to acquaint the General that they had given decent burial to all the men who were killed on the 31st, and to some of the wounded who are since dead: that a Captain and several others who are in their hands shall be taken good care of, in order to be exchanged, when they arc recovered.

"Part of the town was in flames early this morning, but was soon extinguished. We continue to bombard and cannonade it vigorously, though we have seldom any return from the enemy. Ships are arrived with stores and provisions for our fleet and army."
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