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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 13, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Indian invasion, and troubled by the Chap XIX.} anger and the outrages of domestic factions, yielded to Milborne. To protect the frontier, and invade and conquer Canada, was the ruling passion of the northern colonies; but the summer was lost in fruitless preparations, and closed in strife. Meantime, a house of representatives had been convened, and, amidst distress and confusion, the govern ment constituted by the popular act. In January of 1691, the Beaver arrived in New 1691 York harbor with Ingoldsby, who bore a commission as captain. Leisler offered him quarters in the city: Jan. 30 Possession of his majesty's fort is what I demand, replied Ingoldsby, and issued a proclamation requiring submission. Thus the aristocratic party obtained as a leader one who held a commission from the new sovereign. Leisler, conforming to the original agreement Jan. 31 made with his fellow-insurgents, replied, that Ingoldsby had produced no order from the king, or from Sloughter, who,
els dispatched South. The troops from Texas number twenty-five hundred, and the men-of-war have at least fifteen hundred sailors and marines. This would give the United States the disposal of 6,000 well-drilled, regular fighting men, while the highest estimate of the Confederates does not exceed five thousand men, very few of whom have ever smelt gunpowder in action. The strong force of steam vessels of war, and the possession of several of the most powerful steamtugs to be found in N. York harbor, also give the U. States expedition a great advantage.--It is supposed by those who pretend to be well posted that in case fighting becomes necessary, several men of war will engage the Morris Island batteries; that the flying artillery will be landed and make an attack from the rear upon the Confederate artillerists; that Fort Sumter will silence Fort Moultrie, which it is claimed can be done in an hour, and that then the steam tugs will be put into requisition, and Castle Pinckney taken