The Life of Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, K.B
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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... was noted for honesty and humanity. Marin Padre was then sent over to Fort Charlotte, and when questioned by Moore, answered with great apparent ingenuity: he said he should be most happy if he could persuade the Brigands to surrender upon the same terms as those in St. Vincent, and he thought they would, if the Governor would promise to pardon them. He added, that, for his own part, he wished of all things to see tranquillity restored to the island, where all his relatives Avere. The Brigands having lately received considerable supplies, Moore considered that moment unfavourable for negotiating: but after defeating them repeatedly in several encounters, and discovering and destroying their deposits of ammunition, Marin Padre was despatched to try what could be done by a negotiation. In a few days a letter was VOL. i. M sent in, signed by La Croix, Commandant l'Armee Francoise dans les bois, who offered to treat, but wished to know on what terms. It was answered, that he and the armed men should be considered as prisoners of war; and that the negroes who had quitted the estates must return to them, and should be treated with humanity. He asked for a month to assemble and consult his people, and during that time hostilities should cease. Instead of a month, forty-eight hours were granted. He then wrote that he would consult the chiefs, and in eight days send an answer; none, however, came. Yet Marin Padre, who had seen La Croix frequently, assured the Governor that he was in earnest in wishing the negroes to surrender. The term, however, elapsed without any answer being transmitted: when a young emigrant officer, trusting to the truce, imprudently went into the woods to shoot; and fell in with some Brigands, who murdered him. Marin Padre...
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