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00pm that the naval gunfire support opened up in earnest. Another hour later, as Knox recorded in his contemporaneous journal, the boats were ordered to go in but immediately ran into trouble: 'Very gloomy weather; some of the boats, in attempting to land, struck upon some ledges (1), which retarded our operations; and, by the enemy's shot and shells, the boats were a little confused (2); the enemy abandoned the right of their camp and, with their whole army, lined their intrenchments from the center to the left (3).

He was now just as isolated as he had felt himself in Scotland, and perhaps even more so - for at least there his enemies were all in front. In these circumstances it is perhaps not so very surprising that his physical health once more gave way under the strain, or that he should go on to despondently refer to, 'my plan of quitting the service which I am determined to do the first opportunity'. At any rate, notwithstanding the gloomy pessimism of both this letter and his more formal report to Pitt drawn up two days later, Wolfe was about to rouse himself for one more attack.

His objective was a fortress that once again, according to the best advice of the engineers, could be stormed without difficulty - if he could only place his army in front of it. Yet this is what he had so far signally failed to do. Thus far his operations, like those of Mordaunt before him, had not only been ineffective, but they had not even been directed against the place he had been ordered to attack. Also like Mordaunt, he too was now in some danger of sailing home in disgrace with nothing accomplished.

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