History of Maryland from the Earliest Period to the Present Day

History of Maryland from the Earliest Period to the Present Day

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...hill where Callihorne lived they have thrown up a covered way to communicate with that part of the Town adjacent W the Dock. They have another Fortification on Hill's Point dz a third on Mr. Kers' Land, on the North side of Severn, on a high Cliff called Beaumont's Point. Three Companies of Artillery are stationed at the respective Forts, and in spite of Experience they talk confidently of making vigorous Resistance in case of an Attack. "At Baltimore they have fortified Whetstone's Point, of the strength of which they boast much. They have sunk several vessels in the Channel and a chain is placed a_eY0-'I5 the h""b1' A Frigate, mounting Thirty-six guns and called the Virginie has been ANNAPOLIS IN DANGER. built at the said place, the Command-of which is given by Congress to Nicholson, and a Mr. Cook, related to Mr. Johnson, is promoted into the Defence, besides the above Ships, they have fitted out several Galleys which make a formidable appearance, but, I am well assured, can be of little Service except in smooth Water, at the Entrance of Rivers. A very great part of the Troops lately raised in Maryland are Convicts and Servants in consequence of an Act 'that persons under Indentures, &c., and had only a limited season to serve, were at liberty to enlist, their Masters being paid in proportion to the Residue of their time.' This plan, though it procured them many recruits, greatly prejudiced their Cause, numbers of the Men so raised seizing every opportunity to desert, so that Orders have been issued to be particularly guarded how persons under such Circumstances are received into the American Service. " The Mortality which has prevailed among the Provincial Troops is...
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  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 658g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696618X
  • 9781236966186