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- n. a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic
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In brief, Britain abandoned much of the Great Lakes region and fixed the western boundary of the United States at the Mississippi River, tracing a line that generally followed the watershed between the Saint Lawrence River and the Atlantic coast.
Montgomery knew his ammunition and supplies would not last long enough to starve Québec into submission, which in any case was out of the question, because when the ice in the Saint Lawrence River broke in the spring, British reinforcements were sure to arrive.
In the meantime, Lieutenant Colonel Barrimore St. Léger had advanced along the route laid down for him—up the Saint Lawrence River and across Lake Ontario to a landing at Oswego on the New York shore.