The Pirate of the Gulf, Or, Lafitte Volume 2

The Pirate of the Gulf, Or, Lafitte Volume 2

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...SIR--You are hereby required and directed, after having received on board an oflicer belonging to the first battalion of royal colonial marines, to proceed in his majesty's sloop under your command, without a moment's loss of time, for Barritaria. On your arrival at that place, you will communicate with its chief, and urge him to throw himself upon the protection of Great Britain; and should you find the Barritarians inclined to pursue such a step, you will hold out to them that their property shall be secured to them, and that they shall be considered British subjects; and at the conclusion of the war, lands within his majesty's colonies in America--(' yet to be won, worthy admiral, ' said the governor, in parenthesis)--" will be allotted to them. Should you succeed completely in the object for which you are sent, you will concert measures for the annoyance of the enemy as you judge best, having an eye to the junction of their small armed vessels with me, for a descent upon the coast." ' So much for the son of lord Beverly!' said the governor, in a tone of irony. ' These papers are growing in importance.--Wl1at is this?' " Proclamation, by lieutenant-colonel Edward Nicholls, commanding his Britannic majesty's forces in the Floridas." ' This sounds well.' " NATIVES or LOUISIANA! " On you the first call is made to assist in liberating from a faithless imbecile government"--(' Humphl')--" your paternal soil!--Spaniards, Frenchmen, Italians, and British, whether settled, or residing for a time in Louis iana, on you, also, I call to aid me in this just cause. The American usurpation in this country must be abolished, ...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876431
  • 9781236876430