A New History of England; From the Earliest Accounts of Britain to the Ratification of the Peace of Versailles, 1763 Volume 3

A New History of England; From the Earliest Accounts of Britain to the Ratification of the Peace of Versailles, 1763 Volume 3

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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. 1766 edition. Excerpt: ...in the course of this year, every thing seemed to go backward in Amcrica, owing to the dissension between the admiral and general. They had in the latter end of the foregoing year received a reinforccment from England; 424. THE HISTORY OF England; upon the arrival of which they held a council of war, to concert in what manner the ships and forces under their command might be most etfectually employed for the advantage of th-e nation, and the annoyance of the enemy, when it was proposed by the land oflicers to undertake an expedition against Panama, by which a body of three hundred men, with five hundred negroes and four hundred Musquetos, were to be landed at Porto Bello, and from thence to march over the Isthmus of Darien to the said town of Panama. Mr.'Vern-an and sir Chaloner Ogle having concurred with this opinion, Mr. Lowther was sent over to the coast of Porto Bello on board the Triton sloop, in the character of a trader, in order to obtain all the intelligence he could, for the better securing the success of the intended expedition: and in the mean time the admiral lost no time in getting his squadron in readiness; but the land officers were so very dilatory in their motions, that it was the latter end of March before the armament arrived at Porto Bello. The fleet consisted of eight sail of the line, with three-fire-ships and two hospital ships: the transports were about forty sail, having on board three thousand land forces, and sive hundred negroes raised by governor Trelawney, who attended the expedition in the rank of a colonel. Admiral Vernon met with no opposition on entering the harbour of Porto Bello, though the governor of the place had three companies of Spanish soldiers with him, besides two more of mulattoes and negroes. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,057g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616057
  • 9781236616050