Effect of Bunker bill battle in Europe.
July 25—August, 1775.
during the first weeks of July the king contem-
Chap. XLVII.} 1775. July. plated America with complacency; assured that, in New York, his loyal subjects formed thJuly. plated America with complacency; assured that, in New York, his loyal subjects formed the majority, that in Virginia the rebels could be held in check by setting upon them savages and slaves.
Ships were to be sent at once; and if they did not reduce the country, the soldiery would finish the work at the very worst in one more campaign.he raw American troops, and succeed.
An hour before noon of the twenty fifth, tidings of the Bunker
Chap. XLVII.} 1775. July. Hill battle reached the cabinet, and spread rapidly through the kingdom and through Europe.
Two more such victories, saim up till the afternoon of the first of November.
Three days after the arrival of the news of the
Chap. XLVII.} 1775. July and Aug. Charlestown battle, Rochford, the secretary of state, called the attention of De Guines, the French ambassador, t