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Had fuftained in the late attack of that important poft, ferved only to animate them to greater exertions; but a confiderable time unavoidably elapfed before the expedition took place ; the interval being employed in fecuring the places which had furrendered. On the 21ft of January, however, the Commodore touched at Jeremie with the fquadron, and received the troops on board ; and the whole arrived off Cape Tiburon on the even足 ing of the 2d of February. T H E enemy appeared in confiderable force, and feemed to wait the arrival of the Britifh with great refolution; but a few broadfides from the fhips foon cleared the beach. They came for足 ward however again, as the flank companies approached the fhore, and directed a general difcharge of mufquetry at the boats; but our troops landed and formed in an inftant, routed their line with great flaughter, and immediately took poffeffion of the poft. T h e gallantry of Major Spencer who commanded, and of the officers and men who compofed, the flank companies, was par足 ticularly confpicuous. It feems, indeed, to have been a fpirited and well conducted enterprize throughout ; and it was happily effected with the lofs of only three of the Englifh killed, and feven wounded. Of the enemy, one hundred and fifty furrendered prifoners of war ; and their magazines were found replete with ammunition. BY the poffeffion of this poft on the fouth, and that of the Mole at Cape St. Nicholas on the north-weftern part of the ifland, the Britifh fquadron commanded the navigation of the

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1794

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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