Annual Register Volume 1791

Annual Register Volume 1791

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...above-mentioned order for the release of Mesiieurs Keith and Macdonald, which his excellency immediately forwarded to Alicant. were not mistaken; for soon after they saw a number of cmoes coming off to them, in one of which was the good old king. Immediately on his coming on board he went up to the captain, taking him, from his dress, to be his former friend captain Wilson, and immediately felt on his arm for the bone, (a mark of honour he conferred on captain Wilson), and enquired what was become ofit. Finding his mistake in the person, and being informed that captain Wilson was alive and well in England, he expressed great satisfaction. Captain M'Cluer then gave him to under known: several barrels of tar were on fire before it was discovered. A number ofengines attended, both on the river and on the shore; but, from the difficulty of finding water forthe latter, and the impossibility of bringing the former near enough, the flames for a long time spread with the utmost fury. It was six or seven 0clock in the morning before the violence of the flames was any way got under, by which time above 50 houses were burnt down, many of'them warehouses, containing property.t0 a very considerable amount, of which very little was saved. The flames having communicated to the shipping in the river, great fears were entertained that a number of Vessels would fall a prey to the rage of the fire, as there was no possibility of drawing them off, owing to the water being ebb. The Ranger, Captain Swain, from the South Seas, and a 'small brig, were burnt; but, by great exertions, the flames were prevented from communicating to any other Vessels, at least from destroying any other. A great number of poor families have been burnt out, and their little all destroyed. About...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880323
  • 9781236880321