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History of the War of the Independence of the United States of America (Volume 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R350
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History of the War of the Independence of the United States of America (Volume 2) (Paperback): Carlo Botta

History of the War of the Independence of the United States of America (Volume 2) (Paperback)

Carlo Botta

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845. Excerpt: ... I BOOK TWELFTH. 1778. D' Estaing and Hotham were not yet arrived in the West Indies, when commodore Evans had made a descent upon the two islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, both very favorably situated for the fishery of Newfoundland. Being almost without defense, he occupied them easily; and, as if he had wished to efface every vestige of the French domination, he imitated the conduct of barbarians, and utterly destroyed the habitations, storehouses, and scaffoldings which had been constructed for the use of the fishery. He afterwards embarked all the inhabitants, who, with the garrisons, amounted to two thousand souls, and sent them to Europe. The French made themselves ample amends for this loss, by seizing, as they did soon after, the island of Dominica; which, being situated between Guadaloupe and Martinico, was of the last consequence to the future operations in that part. Of this the British government was not ignorant, and therefore had fortified it with diligence, and furnished it with a formidable artillery. But neither the garrison nor the munitions corresponded to the importance of its local position; the public magazines were nearly empty, and all the soldiers in the island scarcely amounted to five hundred; the greater part militia. For a long time, the members of the opposition in parliament, and the merchants of London, had complained aloud that the islands of the West Indies were left without sufficient garrisons, and, as it were, abandoned to the discretion of the enemy. But all these remonstrances had been vain; whether the war of America had absorbed all the cares of the ministers, or that it had deprived them of the means of sending troops into those islands. The French, on the contrary, were in such force in their colonies, as to be...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Carlo Botta
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 174
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-55861-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
LSN: 1-150-55861-X
Barcode: 9781150558610

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