Cobbett's Weekly Political Register Volume 14 by Books Group
Author: Books Group
Number of Pages: 430 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2012
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
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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. 1808 Excerpt: ...had for some days been exposed to gre.tt peril on this dangerous coast, and to insure the comniuuica.iou between the army and the victuallers, which was cot-off" by the badness of the weather and the surf upon the shore, I sent orders to the Burls, and 42d regiments, which were on board of transports with Sir C. Cotton's fleet, to land and take possession ot the forts on the Tagus whenever the admiral thought it proper tp do so. This was accordingly carried into execution ytsterday morning, when the forts of Cascais, St. julien's, and Bugio were evacuated by the French troops, and taken posse.sion of by ours.--As I landed in Portugal entirely unacquainted. with thr; Af;tiul state of the French;n and nany circumstances of a local and ii dtntai ia'ure, ' which doubtlew had jl weisrhi i It-tiding the question; m?o.v.iion;n favour of the expediency of; It rag the French army from Portugal, .lieans of the Convention the late HeiVjt induced the French general in die: ieit, instead of doing so by a continci ot hostilities, was prinripaliy founded the great importance of time, which season of the year re; tiered peculiarly! able, and which the enemy could - have consumed in the protracted dtf-c the strong places they occupied, had of convention been refused them.--W the suspension of arms was agreed upon, ami)' under the command of Sir JohuM had not arrived, and doubts were even terlained whether so I a r-re a b'icV of could be. landed or: n open anil a dangt bcath; and that heingeffected, whether supply of so large nn army with prmii from the ships could be provided fir, a all the disadvantages to which the ship were exposed. Dining ihejnegociatica, firmer difficulty was overcome by tbe vity, zeal, and intelligence, of cspt. colm, of the Donegal, aud ...
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