The Siege of Quebec and the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, المجلد 1

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الصفحة xxiv - High Admiral of Great Britain, Our Lieutenants of Our several Counties, Governors of our Forts and Garrisons, and all other Officers and Soldiers under them, by Sea and Land, to do and execute all Acts of Hostility, in the Prosecution of this War against the...
الصفحة 46 - The fear of becoming a mere ruffian and of imbibing the tyrannical principles of an absolute commander, or giving way insensibly to the temptations of power till I...
الصفحة 260 - Everybody appears to be in a hurry to make his fortune before the Colony is lost, which event, many perhaps desire as an impenetrable veil over their conduct. The craving after wealth has an influence on the war, and M. de Vaudreuil does not doubt it. Instead of reducing the expenses of Canada, people wish to retain all ; how abandon positions which serve as a pretext to make private fortunes.
الصفحة 195 - Levi plunged into the tumult, daring death a thousand times. French officers received wounds in rescuing the captives, and stood at their tents as sentries over those they had recovered.
الصفحة 5 - I received my dearest Mamma's letter on Monday last, but could not answer it then, by reason I was at camp to see the regiments off to go on board, and was too late for the post ; but am very sorry, dear Mamma, that you doubt my love, which I'm sure is as sincere as ever any son's was to his mother. Papa and I are just...
الصفحة xxiii - Parts, and enable them to carry their ambitious and oppressive Projects into Execution. In these Circumstances We could not but think it incumbent upon Us, to endeavour to prevent the Success of so dangerous a Design, and to oppose the Landing of the French Troops in America; and, in Consequence of the just and necessary Measures we had taken for that Purpose, the French...
الصفحة 262 - ... from the rest. How small soever may be the space you are able to hold, it is indispensable to keep a footing in North America; for if we once lose The...
الصفحة 30 - There is no necessity for firing very fast; a cool well-levelled fire with the pieces carefully loaded, is much more destructive and formidable than the quickest fire in confusion.
الصفحة 102 - If the surf should be so great, that the troops cannot " land this afternoon, the General intends to attack the " enemy to-morrow at the dawn of day, unless the weather " is so bad as to make it impracticable. The boats are to " assemble in three divisions as before; the right wing at " the Violet transport, where there will be three lights " hung on the off side, near the water's edge; the left wing " at the St. George transport, with two lights hung in the
الصفحة 185 - ... on the hill. The garrison sallied from the fort to support their comrades, and for a time the firing was hot. Fort William Henry was an irregular bastioned square, formed by embankments of gravel surmounted by a rampart of heavy logs, laid in tiers crossed one upon another, the interstices filled with earth. The lake protected it on the north, the marsh on the east, and ditches with chevaux-de-frise on the south and west. Seventeen cannon, great and small, besides several mortars and swivels,...

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