The Englishman Volume 1-56

The Englishman Volume 1-56

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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. 1714 edition. Excerpt: ...and Outworks of the City of Dunkirk, are demolifhed; but the Port, the Baton for the Men of War, and the great Sluices, by which the Canals of Furnes, Bourbourg, and Bergh St. Winox, difcharge thmfelves into the Port, and cleanfe it, are ftill entire, and there is no Appearance of its being ever intended to deftroy them-r fo that all yet done, or indeed likely to be done, may be only an Elufion of the Treaty, and agrees moft exa Uy with what was propofed in Tugghe Memorial, viz. the ruining the Fortifications, and preferying the Port, They have indeed begun to dfcmolifh three of the Baftions of the Body of the Plage, but work fo flowly, that it looks as if nothing more were defigned by it, than to prevent its being faid the Demolition was difcontinued. And it is publickly faid at Dun kirk by the principal Merchants and Inhabif tanrs, that it yas to go in this manner till the Meeting of the Britilb Parliament: and thev have received facfi mean Tmpreflions of our Nation, as to hope ribat an Addrefs will then be procured from the Houfe of Cdmmcins, to tfefire the Queen topreferve the Port of Dunkirk, 'vn& keep it in her Hands, for the fame Reafons all edged in that which prayed Her Mafefty to keep Pof&ffion of Ghent, Newport, and Bruges. And as the faid Port would by this means efcape the nextSeffions of Parliament, they did not apprehend any further Enquiries. It's neceffary likewife'to dbferve, that the French are making k newCkufey from Lifle to Dunkirk. It is known to every body that Dunkirk is the Port where all Goods and Merchandize from Lip are fent tohe embarked; thefe Goods are brought in Waggons, and a. Caufey made for their more convenient paffing between Lip and Dunkirk, which Caufey goes by Ipres; and frmfetjuently more

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  • English
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  • 9781236510488