Quadro Elementar Das Relacoes Politicas E Diplomaticas de Portugal; Com as Diversas Potencias Do Mundo, Desde O Principio Da Monarchia Portugueza Ate

Quadro Elementar Das Relacoes Politicas E Diplomaticas de Portugal; Com as Diversas Potencias Do Mundo, Desde O Principio Da Monarchia Portugueza Ate

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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. 1790 edition. Excerpt: ...thought the battle would be fought at fea; but we thought it moil probable, that the people of Eimeo would remain at home on the defenfive, as we were informed they did about five or fix years ago, when attacked by the people of Tiarabou, whom they repulfed. We were told, that five general officers were to command in this expedition, of whjch number Otoo was one 5 and if they named C 2 them in order aocording to the pofts they heldj Otoo was only the third in command; which feems probable enough; for he being but a young man he could not have fufficient experience to be commander in.chief, where the grcateft ikill and judgment feenried to be neceflary. Capt. Cook was difpofed to have ftaid five or fix days longer, had he been fure the expedition would have taken place in that time, but it feemed they wanted us to be gone firft. It was fometimes reported, that it would not be undertaken before ten moons; as if it was neceflary to have that time to put every thing in order. For feveral days before we failed, Otoo and the other chiefs had ceaied to folicit our alliance and affiftance, which they were continually doing at firft; and sifter Capt. Cook had allured Otoo, that if they got their fleet ready in time he would fail with them down to Eimeo, we heard no more of it. Probably they thought it more political to be without us, knowing it was in our power to beftow the victory on whom we pleafed. Be this as it may, they undoubtedly wanted us to be gone before they undertook any thing; and thus we were deprived, much againft our inclination, of feeing the whole fleet aflembled on this occafion, and, perhaps of being fpectators of a well conducted engagement at fea. What number of veffels were appointed for this grand expedition we could not learn....show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678362
  • 9781236678362