General Sir John Burgoyne reached Canada and disembarked at Quebec on May 6th, fourteen days earlier than he had said in his Thoughts was the earliest date by which the melting snows and the break-up of the river ice would make campaigning possible. The correspondence between Germain and Howe continued after Burgoyne had sailed for Canada, and it should have been obvious to both men that they were at cross-purposes and that someone had blundered. Four hundred horses were required to drag the artillery overland, stated Major-General Phillips, Burgoyne’s second-in-command. If Burgoyne had had any doubts as to the co-operation he would receive from the disgruntled governor, they were quickly dispelled. He travelled to Montreal where, on May 12th, he met Sir Guy Carleton, who was ignorant of any event to the southward since the previous September, although he had heard rumours from captured Americans of Washington’s success in December at Trenton.