Observations on Mr. Stedman's History of the American War (Classic Reprint)

Observations on Mr. Stedman's History of the American War (Classic Reprint)

by Henry Clinton
     
 

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It has been a fashion with many (owing to what cause I will not pretend to say) to declare, that in losing America, we have neither lost commerce, military character, or consequence. Tho' I had differed in opinion respecting all these, I know full well that until this country felt some dire

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It has been a fashion with many (owing to what cause I will not pretend to say) to declare, that in losing America, we have neither lost commerce, military character, or consequence. Tho' I had differed in opinion respecting all these, I know full well that until this country felt some dire misfortune, in consequence of the loss of that, I should meet with few advocates for my opinion. Alas! has not that dire misfortune now befallen us? Notwithstanding the zealous, officer-like, and successful exertions of our land and sea chiefs, and their gallant navies and armies, these last are reduced by sickness to a debility the more alarming, as it cannot, I fear, diminish, but must increase. Had we possessed the continent of America, our fleets and armies might have retired to its ports during the hurricanes and sickly season, attended to their sick, recovered and recruited both navy and army, and returned to the West Indies with the means of further exertion. Where have we now a healthy safe port? Halifax is almost as far as Europe; while in the American ports the tricolored flag flies triumphant, and scarcely a British ship is to be seen except as capture. If appearances are so unpromising now we are said to be in alliance with America, how it will happen, should we unfortunately add them to the number of our enemies, I need not predict.

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ISBN-13:
9781331121046
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/10/2015
Pages:
52
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.11(d)

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