Reminiscences of a Veteran; Being Personal and Military Adventures in Portugal, Spain, France, Malta, New South Wales, Norfolk Island, New Zealand, Andaman Islands, and India Volume 3

Reminiscences of a Veteran; Being Personal and Military Adventures in Portugal, Spain, France, Malta, New South Wales, Norfolk Island, New Zealand, Andaman Islands, and India Volume 3

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...required, she might be surprised, although the " Ilanna" had sentries on shore constantly on the alert. The Government brig was not sent on this occasion, but a hired schooner in order not to create suspicion, and as she was well known to the pirates and sailed past the place where the " Ilanna" lay at anchor, they deemed themselves quite safe. Suddenly, however, the schooner put about, and under cover of some high land, approached close to the vessel unperceived, and drew up along side. I68 CAPTURE OF THE SCHOONER. It was then easily captured, as most of the crew were on shore, and these being unarmed were soon made prisoners. The manner in which the vessel was captured was most favourably reported to the Secretary of State to the Colonies, (Lord Stanley) by the oflicer administering the government; upon whose representation of the affair to the Commander-in-Chief, his Grace the Duke of Wellington was pleased to direct the oflicer commanding in New South VVales, to convey to Ensign Welman and the men of the detachment his Grace's approbation of their conduct. On my arrival at Auckland, I found the grenadicr company of the 96th regiment, under the command of Captain Eyton, had been sent to occupy the barracks at Auckland during our absence, and that the oflicer of Engineers, Lieutenant Lugard, had been relieved by Lieutenant B----of the same corps. Iwas sorry to lose Lugard, _ as Iwas always cordially supported and assisted by him. His successor at first seemed disposed to follow a different course. _ The Commissary I found was not disposed to make any further expenditure, bysending to Tauranga the stores the detachment required, after the great outlay already made, without the sanction of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788788
  • 9781236788788