Extracts from the St. Helena Records

Extracts from the St. Helena Records

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...here but the Island is more than 100 the better. Oct. 17.--The Hill above the landing place is full of loose stones and very dangerous--many people have been hurt and three men formerly killed. The best place for the New Crane we all agree is Downings Cove on this side Mundens point because goods may be landed there at any time but the way to it is bad being full of large Rocks and it is a great distance viz. 650 yards from the Castle and 270 yards further than the old Crane--and to make a good way to it and set up the Crane will cost at least 1000 so that we cannot think of that place. Note.--This extension df the wharf was not undertaken until June 1787. Oct. 18.--Gabriel Powell having married the widow of the late Deputy Governor Hoskisou prays that satisfaction may be allowed for injury done to his wife's property by Governor Roberts' seizure of it. In reply he is referred to Governor Roberts wish " that an order be published by beat of drum for any person that can prove that I have wronged them to the vallue of a groat" and his petition is rejected because we are further of opinion that if the said Hoskison did suffer any detriment by his land being in the Hon. Company's possession they made him a great amends by appointing him a Deputy Governor though he made them but a bad return in his management of their affairs. Nov. 1.--The Governor has been to see the Fort at Bankses. The Fort is not large containing but four guns but we think it sufficient with ten men to keep off 500 or more from landing and that being the first Fort any shipp makes and lying so in the tract that all shipps must come within hearing of the centrey who usually calls to them, and also the place appointed for ships to send their boats ashore to, the Governor...
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663136
  • 9781236663139