A History of Newfoundland from the English, Colonial, and Foreign Records

A History of Newfoundland from the English, Colonial, and Foreign 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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...through the enclosures leading to Signal Hill, by direction of the Governor, in order to expedite the transport of ammunition, stores, and provisions to Signal Hill, as well as the camp eqviipage, which had been struck in the evening; and by daylight in the morning of the 2nd the tents were all pitched on the summit of the Hill--from the Duke of York's battery to Cuckold Head and also on the south side Hills over Fort Amherst. This warlike demonstration with the display of three or four thousand men on the Hill must have had a very intimidating effect on Monsieur when viewed from the sea. "This day passed off under something like a passive hesitation on the part of the enemy a great deal of telegraphing and boat communication took place with the flagship and towards the evening the fleet stood a little further off' to sea; reconnoitring parties were out along the shore day and night in anticipation of a landing being effected. A great many seamen were employed that day in raising tho chain acrosB the Narrows, the great capstan at the south side being assisted by three schooners placed at equal distances from Chain fleck and by grappling the chain with their anchors and heaving all together they raised it to the surface of the water. These vessels were also charged with combustibles and were intended 1 The first notice of Wallace is his command of the Trial sloop in 1763, on the Newfoundland station; in 1774 he was again on this station, in the Hose (20). He was sent by Admiral Bhuldham from St. John's to Boston, with a detachment of the 65th Regiment. An armed mob having seized rannon and ammunition in Fort George, Newport, and carried them to Providence, he demanded to know why the Governor had allowed the fort to be dismantled. The reply...
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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 699g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527674
  • 9781236527677