Vacations in Ireland

Vacations in Ireland

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...materials as may be had here, and send them by sea to the nearest place they may be conveyed, for the purpose you intended; to which end there is prepared keels, planks, and other materials, and workmen necessary for the making of two ships to carry two pieces of ordnance in the head of each, manned each with fifty men, which pinnaces are so prepared, that they will be set up in two days. We intend, likewise, to send five or six boats more ready made, to land or transport men; each of such boats will carry fifty men. Besides, we send materials for making twelve more on the place, if need be; all which we are advised here, by such as know the place very well, that the best way and place to land them in is in Mange Bay, on the river Laune, flowing from the north-west side of the Lough, at a place called Killorglin; and to which place the boats and other materials may be conveyed by water: all these will be under sail to-morrow, if God will per-mit, or before Monday morning at farthest; but there will be no coming on the shore till it appears that your forces are ready to receive them; and, therefore, we desire that, upon their arrival, of which you shall have notice, you send such a party as may countenance their landing and conveyance to the Lough. The Expedition, one of the Parliament ships of twenty-eight _guns and one hundred and twenty men, shall come along to convoy this vessel, and shall stay till the provisions be landed. You will have sawyers, carpenters, smiths, seamen, gun-ners, and all other necessaries mentioned by you or the Lord Broghill; and the captain that you desired is to come along with them, together with all other necessaries we could be advised were necessary, with some other provisions, we hope may be of use to you. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595688
  • 9781236595683