The General History of the Late War; Containing It's Rise, Progress, and Event, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America

The General History of the Late War; Containing It's Rise, Progress, and Event, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America

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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. 1763 edition. Excerpt: ... been at Versailles some time, and was to embark 1756, with the M. Bellisle: that the train of artillery, was prodigious, and the preparations both for de-. fence and offence were immense: that they were determined to execute Bellisle's plan, though they were sure to lose all their vessels employed, and risk their whole kingdom: but that they hoped;, by their number of boats, and superiority of fire from the heavy cannon, they were to carry they might form a safe passage, notwithstanding they should meet with the Englisti fleets and that, in cafe they could, land their whole force, they would march directly to London and secure Portsmouth, with the battering train and the ships from Brest and Toulon. Refuted, Yet-if we attend to the following intelligence, it will be found that all these preparations and gasconades, were no other than feints on the part of France: it will appear that there was not near the like certainty of a resolution to make a descent on Great Britain, as there was on Minorca. The bugbear of the squadrons fitting out at Brest was known on the first of February to amount to, no more than a squadron under M, Perrier, to sail to St. Domingo j another under M. Beaufremont, . to guard, the coasts, and a third under M, .Conflansf, to protect, the French colonies So that.nothing was to be feared from the naval pp, wer. of France in the Channel. Tlie very mention of 100,000 men for the se /ice o a maritime expedition-was enough to deprive it of credit; and the fame correspondents, who transmitted that intelligence, shewed that they did not believe it. to A. TK be serious. c It is believed, said one, that their 175 motion to the sea coast is nothing but an affected parade of marches and. counter-marches.' Or, as another of the more

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