St. John's


St. John's
   1) Capital of Newfoundland. Founded in 1582 by Sir Humphrey Gilbert. It was captured by Iberville in 1696, and again during the Seven Years' War, but finally reverted to Britain, with the rest of the island, in 1763.
   Index: Hd Taken by the French, 44. F Captured by Iberville, 347.
   Bib.: Ency. Brit.
   2) A city on the Richelieu River, Province of Quebec. It was a military station during the American invasion; captured by Arnold in 1775; and relieved by Preston with troops from Montreal. Later in the same year, the fort was besieged by Montgomery, and the little garrison held out gallantly for twenty-four days, being forced to surrender in the end through the capture of Chambly, which gave Montgomery fresh ammunition and supplies.
   Index: Dr Fort at, abandoned by Americans, 146; reoccupied by British, 161. Hd Fortifications of, 125, 130, 133; people of, pay schoolmaster, 235.
   Bib.: Lovell, Gazetteer of Canada.

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