The Real America in Romance Volume 8

The Real America in Romance Volume 8

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...you were going to Fort Edward? Is n't that where Cousin Lawrence is going, George?" "So it is!" cried the lad. "You will go together, doubtless." "And who, pray, is Cousin Lawrence, may I ask?" quoth the officer from London. "Lieutenant Lawrence Averill, son of my Aunt Rebecca, who lives in Boston. His father lost his life at Louisburg, . ten years ago." "I shall feel honored to be stationed with one of your family," he observed, politely, with a glance at Margaret, which lingered with her long after the company had broken up at the end of the evening; long after' Captain Hempstead left New York on the following day; long after the wilderness of forest about the Bay of Fundy had swallowed him in its dark shade. CHAPTER XIX THE GREAT GREY MAN WHEN Noah reached Alexandria to join his command, he found Washington on the staff of General Braddock. War had not yet been declared between England and France, wherefore the home government had deemed best only to take steps to drive out the French from the territory under contention. They spoke of it as repelling an invasion of their soil. Braddock landed at Alexandria early in the year 1755. In April he called a convention of the governors of the colonies at Alexandria to discuss conditions and measures. Four campaigns were planned. Lawrence, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia, was to complete the subjugation of that province, S, r W, L,1Am JohnsOn according to the boundaries as England considered them. Shirley, governor of Massachusetts, was to proceed against Fort Niagara, which was considered on British soil. William Johnson was to enroll a force of Mohawks, and capture the French post at Crown Point, on Lake Champlain. Braddock was to...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776275
  • 9781236776273