A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan; From the Year MDCCXLV : To Which Is Prefixed a Dissertation on the Establishments Made by Mahomedan Conquerors in Indostan Volume 2
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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...company's ship Pitt, of 50 guns: she sailed from England on the 6th of March together with six other, under the convoy of the Grafton of 70, and the Sunderland of 60 guns, coming to reinforce Mr. Pococke's squadron: on board of these ships were embarked 900 men of the king's troops, embodied in a regiment under the command of lieutenant colonel Draper, who with Major Brereton, and 100 of the regiment, arrived and landed from on board the Pitt, but 50 had died on the passage of a contagion, then called the Brest fever, which had passed during the war from the French marine into many English ships. The troops which came in the Pitt, and the expectation that the other ships with the rest would arrive before the change of the monsoon, encouraged the Presidency to send four companies more of Sepoys to Chinglapet: this reinforcement stopped the march of considerable de3 tachment tachment, which had set out on the 19th from Carangoly to attack 1758 that place, where, immediately after, arrived the two coinpvr'es of Sepoys from Conjeveram, retreating a3 soon as Trivatore Wiis e duced. The garrison, now consisting of nine companies, was deen.td almost sufficient to maintain the fort, until relieved from Madrass; and captain Richard Smith was appointed to t ike the command, and with him were sent two commissioned officers, a serjeanb, a corporal, and 12 European gunners, and two field-pieces; so that the whole number of Europeans, including the serjeants of the Sepoys, were thirty chosen men, and captain Smith was ordered to defend the fort at all events and extremities. On the 25 th, the squadron commanded by Mr. Pococke anchored in the road, having executed a secret commission which had detained him all this while to the southward, and had given...
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