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ich he had engaged in the king's service. At Norfolk, a town of about six thousand inhabitants, a hich, at a distance of nine or ten miles from Norfolk, crossed the Elizabeth river. It rested on ee to do duty, and attended by volunteers from Norfolk, Dunmore on the fourteenth of November hastenge on the Chap. LV.} 1775. Nov. side nearest Norfolk. Encouraged by this most trifling success,own, they were now embodied as the militia of Norfolk. The patriots resolved to take the place. ed. Should the fort be given up, the road to Norfolk was open to the victors; in the dilemma betwe kept out of the way; so did the loyalists of Norfolk; the regulars displayed the conduct of the brhe fight, abandoned the fort and retreated to Norfolk. Nothing could exceed the consternation of ihe, as the higher officer, took possession of Norfolk. On the twenty first the Liverpool ship of whesapeake, the two concurred in opinion, that Norfolk was a town in actual rebellion, accessible to[3 more...]
day that Chap. LVI.} 1776. Jan. ever broke on the women and children then in Norfolk. Warned of their danger by the commander of the squadron, there was for them no refuge. The King Fisher was stationed at the upper end of Norfolk; a little below her the Otter; Belew, in the Liverpool, anchored near the middle of the town; anturer, at that time a little under forty years of age; the son of a Quaker of Norfolk in England, brought up in the faith of George Fox and Penn, the only school inJan. portune; the day before, the general congress had heard of the burning of Norfolk; on the day itself the king's speech at the opening of parliament arrived. Th which had been in session from the first of December, heard of the burning of Norfolk, and considered that the naval power of England held dominion over the waters after assisting the inhabitants in removing with their effects, demolished in Norfolk and its suburbs all remaining houses which might be useful to their enemies, a
armed the Highlanders and Regulators of the back country, and sent the ringleaders to Halifax jail. Virginia offered assistance, and South Carolina would gladly have contributed relief; but North Carolina had men enough of her own to crush the insurrection and guard against invasion; and as they marched in triumph through their piny forests, they were persuaded that in their own woods they could win an easy victory over British regulars. Martin had promised the king to raise ten thousand recruits; the storeship, with their ten thousand stands of arms and two millions of cartridges, was then buffeting the storms of the Atlantic; and he could not supply a single company. North Carolina remained confident, secure, and tranquil; the terrors of a fate like that of Norfolk could not dismay the patriots of Wilmington; the people spoke more and more of independence; and the provincial congress, at its impending session, was expected to give an authoritative form to the prevailing desire.