A resourseful but not over scrupulous Vermonter, leader of a guerilla corps, the Green Mountain Boys. Captured Ticonderoga and Crown Point, May 1775, and seized St Johns. In September he made a demonstration against Montreal, was captured and sent back to England in irons. After the peace he was released and returned to Vermont, were he and his brothers were engaged in a supposed attempt to bring Vermont back to the British allegiance as a separate colony, the refusal of Congress to give Vermont the status of a State having embittered Vermonters.
Tiré de Burpee, Lawrence J., Encyclopedia of Canadian History, Makers of Canada Series, vol 12, 1927.