The History of the Maroons; From Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone Including the Expedition to Cuba with a Succinct History of the Island in Two Volumes Volume 1

The History of the Maroons; From Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone Including the Expedition to Cuba with a Succinct History of the Island in Two Volumes Volume 1

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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. 1803 edition. Excerpt: ...and for several years, during the sessions of the House of Assembly, preferred repeated complaints against him. He certainly had no desire to lose his appointment; but influenced by prospects of more substantial advantage, or indulging in amusements, for he was no no enemy to dissipation and pleasure, he persisted in absenting himself from his place of duty, and the House of Assembly being no longer able to overlook his neglect, he was removed from his office of Supcrintendant-General, and his son from the superintendency of Trelawny Town; to the latter of which Captain Crafkell was appointed. Captain Crafkell was an officer in the regular service, son of the former engineer of the island of Jamaica, and a very reputable young man. Were the propriety of the appointment to have been determined by character alone, he would have had no occasion to fear a comparison; but, unfortunately, in a competition of general talents for an administration of so singular a kind, he sunk before his predecessor into a comparative insignisicance. The Maroons became uneasy at the measures they had taken against Major James; for their object had been to compel him to the residence residence required by law, and not to have had him superseded: they sincerely loved him; no other appointment could satisfy them while he lived; and they saw, with regret, the remedy that had been the result of their application to the House of Assembly. They contrasted, according to their judgment, the abilities and habits of James and Craskell; and as the former rose in their estimation, the latter fell into contempt. What offers might have induced Major James to continue in the discharge of the office with his son under him, cannot be ascertained; but it was undoubtedly the interest of...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236654617
  • 9781236654618