This is a part of the fictional memoirs of Captain Robert Moray, who was an officer in the Virginia regiment. Spring was now fully come. The snow had gone from the ground, the tender grass was springing, the air was so soft and kind. For the first time all the English colonies had combined against Canada. Vaudreuil and Montcalm were at variance, and Vaudreuil had, through his personal hatred and envy of Montcalm, signed the death-warrant of the colony by writing to the colonial minister that Montcalm's agents, going for succour, were not to be trusted.