Excerpt from Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1881
The journals which are here reproduced with literal fidelity and as far as possible without any modifica tion in other respects, which would lessen their h istorie value, comprise those of col. Jame... s montresor from I 7 57 to I759, and those of his son, capt. John mon tresor from I 757 to I 778, two able and energetic oficers of the Engineer C orps of Great Britain, whose shill, bravery, and fidelity were identified with many of the important worhs of defence erected by that nation in this country during the last century, with its plans of military operation, with the hardships of pioneer ser vice and Indian warfare, and with the heat of con¿ict in many a stubbornly contested siege and battle.xii introduction.
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