Excerpt from Burgoyne's Campaign: June October, 1777; Justice to Schuyler As soon as the season became favorable for the operations of the campaign, the l'lnglish army under which lay in \'ew York. Embarked. Whilst ather army strong, with numbers of Savages. Advancing from 'ianada. Under the orders of (lellel'al burguyne. Moved on Lake Champlain. And oc copied the post oi' 'l'immleroga. 1 then thought the English had perceived their mistake, and that their army was about to occupy the only post which was proper. And when I learned the arrival of lil'lityxlc at Ticonderoga, l believed the Ameri cans to be lost without remedv. I remained a long time in my error. Because so long a delay was requisite to learn what had be come of, the army which had/ been shipped; but. Liming at length understood that it had moved on Philadelphia. (soutlnvard instead of rtlnvard. To co-operate. With the armv li'olll whilst burguyxe advanced from Ticonderoga to Albany, occupying the posts or forts which lav on his route. To assure his ccnnmunications with 'i'icmnleroga and Canada, I predicted the destruction of the English army; and shortly after ward news came that burguynes armv had been obliged to lav down its arms and surrender at Saratoga to the Ameri (ans. Many people on this occasion blamed bi'rgoyne but with the greatest injustice, and without the slightest reason. \s soon as he had ordels to move from 'l'iconderoga upon Ai lmnv, and the Americans had been able to protect the country, (alluding to sclluyler's ruining the navigation of \vood ('reek. Breaking up the roads, telling the Woods, driving 01? The live stock, removing supplies, &c.) - and burgoyne was thus compelled to march through districts extremely difficult, in which he could find subsistence, his destruction was cer tain, since it was easy for the Americans, when burgoyne was once caught in these wastes. To cut otl' his communications. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.