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1848 Excerpt: ...anticipated, he gave it to the Spanish Commander.
It was while he was bewildered by the contents of this letter, that
the three men-of-war from Charleston, sent by South-Carolina to the
relief of Georgia, actually mode their appearance. They determined
the conduct of the Spaniards. They produced the panic among their
troops, which resulted in the abandonment of the invasion almost at
the beginning. The relation of cause and effect, is as clearly
established in this case as in any instance that was ever recorded
in history. The Spaniards at once hurried to their ships, leaving
their cannon and munitions behind them. "Thus," says our historian,
"the vigilance of Oglethorpe, the skilfulness of his plans, the
activity of his operations, the determined spirit of resistance,
the carnage of Bloodymarsh, where the young Lieutenants laid the
successful ambush, the havoc done to the enemy's ships, and his
ingenious stratagem to defeat the designs of the French deserter,
saved Georgia and Carolina from falling into the hands of the
Spaniards." A little before (p. 183) Oglethorpe is spoken of as one
who is, by the defence of Georgia, to "protect the whole of the
Americans from desolation." This, we submit, is the language of
hyperbole, not proper to the historian. Carolina might be hurt by
the Spaniards, her outposts assailed, her slaves spirited away, and
the Indians kept in scouting bands upon her borders, by the malign
influences of the Spaniards in Florida; but she had hitherto shown
herself equal to all their assaults, and had carried successful
battle to their own abode; and as for their successful assaults
upon American colonies generally, resulting in their desolation,
the suggestion is absolutely wild; particularly when we remembe...
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