Narrative of the Ashantee War; With a View of the Present State of the Colony of Sierra Leone Volume . 1

Narrative of the Ashantee War; With a View of the Present State of the Colony of Sierra Leone 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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...atrocity, wrote to Mr. Last, the governor of that place, on the subject; who replied that he had not sufficient means to controul the ferocity of the people. Commodore Bullenbeing at anchor in Cape Coast roads at the same time, Lieutenant-Colonel Grant requested of him to allow one of the squadron to convey Brigade-major Ricketts and Lieutenant A. C. Atchison to Elmina, for the purpose of offering Major Last the assistance of troops from Cape Coast Castle. The Victor, Captain Woolcomb, was consequently appointed to convey those officers to Elmina. Major Last appeared thankful for the offer, and every arrangement was made, and the time fixed for the reception of the troops, at that place, but on the return of the oflicers to Cape Coast, Lieutenant-Colonel Grant received a letter from Major Last, stating that the natives of Elmina were determined not to allow any English soldiers to be landed there, which terminated the business. Had this object been effected, it would no doubt have put an immediate end to the war with the Ashantees, who obtained all their supplies from thence, and who were encouraged by the natives to persist in hostilities. Had the Elminas followed the example of the Danes, the Ashantees would never have come down to the coast in such a hostile manner. CHAP. VII. Death of Lieutenant Scott--/Irrival at Cape Coast of General Turner with the Troops---Proclamation to the British Settlements on the Gold Coast---The General departs for Sierra Leone with the Troops--His Death--Succeeded by Ma_jor-General Sir Neil Campbell--Embarks from Sierra Leone--Arrives at Cape Coast Castle--Battle with the Ashantees---Disposition of the Troops in Battle Array---Pa rticulars of the Engagement-Horrible Cruelties of the Allied Troops--C' more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624564
  • 9781236624567