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IN the meantime, the firft divifion, confuting of fix hundred C H A P . X. and feventy-feven rank and file, under the command of Lieute­ nant-Colonel Whitelocke, failed from Port Royal the 9th of September, and arrived at Jeremie on the 19th of the fame 1793 month. They were efcorted by Commodore Ford, in the E u ropa, accompanied by four or five frigates. As the propofitions, or terms of capitulation, had been previoufly adjufted between the people of Jeremie, by their agent Mr. Charmilly, and General Williamfon, it only remained for the Britifh forces to take poffeffion of the town and harbour. Ac­ cordingly, the troops difembarked early the next morning; the Britifh colours were hoifted at both the forts, with royal falutes from each, which were anfwered by the Commodore and his fquadron, and the oaths of fidelity and allegiance were taken by the refident inhabitants, with an appearance of great zeal and alacrity. A T the fame time information was received, that the garrifon at the Mole of Cape St. Nicholas, were inclined to furrender that important fortrefs in like manner. As this was a circumftance not to be neglected, the Commodore immediately directed his courfe thither, and, on the 22d, took poffeffion of the fortrefs and harbour, and received the allegiance of the offi­ cers and privates. T h e grenadier company of the 13th regi­ ment, was forthwith difpatched from Jeremie to take the com­ mand of the garrifon ; which was foon afterwards ftrengthened by the arrival of the fecond divilion of the armament ordered from Jamaica, confifting of five companies of forty men each. U 2

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An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

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