Both Arnold's and Montgomery's forces were decimated. Montgomery was killed instantly. Arnold, severely wounded, lived to fight another day. For further biographical details see Randolph Adams' sketch in DAB. Also, E. B. Livingston, The Livingstons of Livingston Manor, N.Y. 1910, p 555. For the best account of the Canadian expedition, see Allen French , The First Year of the American Revolution, New York, 1934, Chapters XXVII, XXXV.
( March 10, 1800)
The text is not available. It was written for MW by Tobias Lear. On a list once made available to ViMtV, a portion of the address leaf bears the word, "Painter." It is conceivable the "Mr Stewart" referred to is Gilbert Stuart, the portraitist of GW and MW.
Permit mine condolence to interrupt your grief. Words are here inadequate to the task. We must apply our thoughts to the virtues of that excellent Man: and then we may find strength of mind enough to adore Providence and imitate your example in obliging your Countrymen by a new most affectionate sacrifice.
Your Politeness which I experienced after I crossed the Atlantic, will find an excuse for this intrusion.
May the choice of Heavens blessings, peace of mind and Serenity of Soul, be your constant Share till that moment you return to your Maker,