Carlisle-born poet's comment on War in North America."
At the Mohawk-Castle, Canada" by Thomas Morris, born Carlisle 1732, served in the 17th Foot alongside the 55th. More research needed. Rick Seidemann Mark Tully? 55th Regt., Compy. of Light Infantry (1759-1764) 55th Regiment of Foot Rebecca Henrys
Ease is the pray’r of him who, in a whaleboat
Crossing Lake Champlain, by a storm’s o’ertaken:
Not struck his blanket, not a friendly island
Near to receive him.
Ease is the wish too of the sly Canadian;
Ease the delight of bloody Caghnawagas;
Ease, Richard, ease, not to be bought with wampum,
Nor paper money.
Nor colonel’s pay, nor yet a dapper sergeant,
Orderly waiting with recovered halberd,
Can chase the crowd of troubles still surrounding