Studies in History, Economics, and Public Law Volume 92

Studies in History, Economics, and Public Law Volume 92

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...that the latter were French who were expected from Louisburg. This mistake having been rectified, the besiegers took to their heels. Meanwhile the French inhabitants of the district were exhibiting the discreet behavior which Shirley had sought to induce. The arrival of the Massachusetts reinforcements drew from Mascarene an epistolary sigh of relief. This was made a little less hearty through the writer's per1 Duquesnel to Shirley, June 28, 1744, C. O. 5 900, 102; Shirley to Board, July 25, 1744, Sh. Cor., vol. i, p. 137; Shirley to Duquesnel, July 26, 1744, C. 0. 5 900, 99. plexity over taking care of seventy men when he had but twenty beds, and over trying to fight the Indians without rangers, for a supply of whom with a competent leader he repeated a request to Shirley. At the same time the engineer, Bastide. sent the Massachusetts governor a paean of praise of the conduct of a few Indians sent by him and begged their numbers might be increased. The remainder of the detachment of 120 granted by the Massachusetts assembly, plus nine salvaged from the relics of the Canso garrison, were sent by Shirley, July 20th.1 These proceedings becoming known in England caused the sentiments of gratitude which all men should feel upon being extricated from difficulties beyond their power to cope with. The upshot of the action taken (through the usual channels) was that His majesty in council... being well pleased with the dutifull and zealous behaviour of William Shirley, Esqr., his governor of the Massachusetts Bay in obtaining the aforementioned succours for his province of Nova Scotia, doth therefore hereby signifye his royal approbation of the said governor's conduct therein and his majesty is likewise pleased to declare that he will make good...
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796675
  • 9781236796677