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1892 edition. Excerpt: ...sad casualty, as my niece infohms me, in
the fall of Mr. Nash; which leaves the strength of the gahhison
fohteen, as against thihteen of the assailants. My friend, Mr.
Wilkinson, infohma me that a small detachment of five men, well
ahmed, holds a foht some six miles in the dihection of the enemy.
Now, gentlemen of the council of wah, can we not obtain that this
friendly outpost make a divahsion in conceht with the offensive
paht of our ahmy? Send a scout with instynctions fob them to occupy
the wood neah their foht, and, eitheh with blank or ball
cahtyidge--as you, Genehal Cahhuthers, may dihect--meet the enemy
as onah troops dyive them back, and thus pehvent them seeking the
coveh of the trees agaJost us. This being done, send a scout,
mounted if possible, to guahd against attack from the left; post
pistol sentinels round the buildings, and fohm the rest of the
available fohce into an attacking pahty occupying the strategic
point examined by Mr. Tehhy and me: I allude to the plantation to
the reah of the right wing. Just as soon as the enemy comes up to
occupy that position, chahge them like bulldogs and drive them as
fah as possible towahds the road, and at last bring them undeh the
guns of our friendly foht. That, I think, is bettah than losing
heaht by watching all night long and endangehing the safety of the
ladies. Such, gentlemen, is my humble counsel." "Hark till him,
now, jantlemen; pay attintion till him, all av yeez, ' exclaimed
Mr. Terry; "fer 'tis the wurrud av a sowldjer and an offisher."
"Assume command, Colonel, if you please. We are all ready to obey
orders," said the Squire. "Is that not the case, friends 1" To this
the whole company answered "Yes," and Colonel Morton at once
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