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Page 114 - An act to repeal certain parts of an act passed in the fourteenth year of his Majesty's reign, entitled, ' An act for making more effectual provision for the government of the Province of Quebec, in North America, and to make further provision for the government of the said province...
Page 256 - I received from him, in arranging and superintending the debarkation of the troops ; he was present at every point where he could be useful, under showers of musketry, but fortunately escaped unhurt.
Page 244 - SIR, I HAVE the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that the...
Page 249 - I am happy to have it in my power to Say that my worthy friend Cap! Lewis is recovering fast, he walked a little to day for the first time, I have discontinued the tent in the hole the ball came out...
Page 169 - I directed the schooners to take a position near the forts, in order that the attack upon them by the army and navy might be simultaneous. The schooners were obliged to beat up to their position, which they did in a very handsome order, under a very heavy fire from the enemy's batteries, and took a position within about six hundred yards of their principal fort, and opened a heavy cannonade upon the enemy, which did great execution, and very much contributed to their final destruction.
Page 277 - He had set fire to the store-houses in the vicinity of the fort. Seeing no object within our reach to attain that could compensate for the loss we were momentarily sustaining from the heavy fire of the enemy's cannon, I directed the troops to take up the position on the crest of the hill we had charged from. From this position we were ordered to re-embark, which was performed at our leisure, and in perfect order, the enemy not presuming to shew a single soldier •without the limits of his fortress.
Page 276 - ... principal battery. The advance was led by the Grenadiers of the 100th regiment, with undaunted gallantry which no obstacle could arrest; a narrow causeway, in many places under water, not more than four feet wide, and about four hundred paces in length, which connected the Island with the mainland, was occupied by the enemy in great force with a sixpounder.