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ty men. In 1806, a French battery on Cape Licosa, of only one gun and a garrison of twenty-five men, resisted, without the loss of a man, the attack of a British eighty-gun ship and two frigates, carrying in all over one hundred and fifty guns and about 1,300 men. The assailants lost 37 men killed and wounded, and the eighty-gun ship was much disabled. In 1808 a French land battery of only three guns, near Fort Trinidad, drove off an English seventy-four gunship and a bomb-vessel. In 1813 Leghorn, with weak defences and garrison, drove off an English squadron of six ships, carrying over three hundred guns and one thousand troops. In fact, the whole history of the wars of the French Revolution is one continued proof of the superiority of fortifications as a maritine frontier defence.--The sea-coast of France is only eighteen and a half miles from England at the narrowest place of the Channel; it was dotted with rich commercial towns, offering dazzling booty; the French navy was inco
cers, and all of them veterans, who have experienced service in the campaigns of 184849 and 1859.60. Can and will the State of New York engage them? Will you inquire about this of his Excellency, Gov. E. D. Morgan? * * * They could all arrive ready equipped in New York. Please accept this, my proposition, as a testimony of the love I bear the great Union Republic of America, and I shall consider myself fortunate if my proffered services are accepted from this standpoint. In the hope to be soon favored with an answer, I have the honor to subscribe, with the most profound respect, A — R--, Colonel. Miscellaneous. Gen. George W. Morgan (Federal) has been temporarily suspended from his command for evacuating Cumberland Gap. The remains of Mrs. Gen. Scott were delivered at New York, on Tuesday, from on board of the ship St. Charles, from Leghorn, to Mr. Williams, the sexton of St. Thomas Church, who was appointed by Gen. Scott to superintend the removal.
ere its features to people of every class, that it was repealed almost by acclamation. "Never abandoned it until she had resumed a specie currency." This is not true. When the maximum was repealed there was not a silver or gold coin in circulation in all France. In 1796, two years after, Bonaparte made his first Italian campaign, in the course of which he levied enormous contributions upon the King of Sardinia, the Dukes of Modena, Parma, and Tuscany, the cities of Milan, Verona, and Leghorn, the republics of Genoa and Venice, the Pope, and the King of Naples. These he sent in specie to Paris, after paying his troops, and with this money the Directory, having repudiated the assignats, commenced paying specie in 1797. She did not abandon it, it seems, "until she had composed her intestine feuds and brought all Europe to her feet." False again. She abandoned it in 1794. The war of La Vendee, the grand intestine feud of the time, was not pacified until two years after, viz
the natural obstacles to the voyage, were at disadvantages in prosecuting commerce with Southern India. But the opening of the Suez Canal brings Greece, Turkey, Austria, Italy and France almost in a direct northern and northwestern line with this new channel of commerce. It opens to them advantages which they never before possessed, and of which they will not be slow to take advantage. Syracuse may be said to be the port nearest this great gate way to the South. Trieste, Venice, Naples, Leghorn, Genoa, Nice, Toulon and Marseilles may struggle for the rich trade with Malta and Constantinople. --England is left in the rear of commerce, and the French domination over this important means of communication is supposed to bode no good to the fast-anchored isle. The consequences of this great enterprise upon the destinies of the world may be conjectured. The commercial supremacy of England will be much damaged by continental rivalry. Nations which have slumbered during the race of
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