Frank Moore's Diary of the American Revolution.
An action with a party of rebels commanded by Colonel Ethan Allen in the
neighbourhood of Montreal. The latter had formed a design to surprise and
take possession of that city in which a party of Royalists and some Indians
(commanded by Major Carden) went out and attacked them. In the engagement
Major John Carden, a brave veteran late of the 60th Regt was mortally
wounded by Allen. Presently after an encounter happened between him and Mr
Johnston. Allen fired at him without effect and subsequently surrendered.
The Indians finding Mr Johnston had taken this famous leader proposed
sacrificing him to the memory of Major Carden and Mr Johnston had great
difficulty in saving his life.
He must not be confused with Major Carden of Hanging Rock – see my 2009 post below, Admiral John Surman Carden and his father which includes a photograph of Mark.