1 page, 4to, autograph address panel. MONTGOMERY DIRECTS ETHAN ALLEN TO ENLIST CANADIANS "TO EMBRACE THIS FAVORABLE OPPORTUNITY". From his seige lines around the British outpost at St. Johns (which capitulated to him on 2 November 1775), Montgomery writes to Allen, who had taken a disparate corps of militia on northward, ahead of Montgomery's army. In hopes of arousing the local Canadians to join the revolution against British authority, Montgomery writes: "I must request you to proceed to Chambli [Chambly], let our worthy Friends the Canadians know the situation of affairs here, animate them to embrace this favourable opportunity - & if you can raise a regiment of Brave Men, I may venture to assure you it will meet with the approbation of the Congress."" /> MONTGOMERY, Richard (1736-1775), <I>Brigadier General, Continental Army </I>. Autograph letter signed ("Richd: Montgomery") TO ETHAN ALLEN (1738-1789), "Near St. Johns" (on Lake Champlain), 18 September 1775. <I>1 page, 4to, autograph address panel</I>. MONTGOMERY DIRECTS ETHAN ALLEN TO ENLIST CANADIANS "TO EMBRACE THIS FAVORABLE OPPORTUNITY". From his seige lines around the British outpost at St. Johns (which capitulated to him on 2 November 1775), Montgomery writes to Allen, who had taken a disparate corps of militia on northward, ahead of Montgomery's army. In hopes of arousing the local Canadians to join the revolution against British authority, Montgomery writes: "I must request you to proceed to Chambli [Chambly], let our worthy Friends the Canadians know the situation of affairs here, animate them to embrace this favourable opportunity - & if you can raise a regiment of Brave Men, I may venture to assure you it will meet with the approbation of the Congress." | Christie's