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Title: Narrative, of a five years' expedition, against the revolted negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America, from the year 1772, to 1777 : elucidating the history of that country, and describing its productions, viz, quadrupeds, birds, fishes, reptiles, trees, shrubs, fruits, & roots : with an account of the indians of Guiana, & negroes of Guinea
Year: 1806 (1800s)
Authors: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797 Blake, William, 1757-1827 Holloway, Thomas, 1748-1827 Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815
Subjects: Slavery Indians of South America
Publisher: London : Printed for J. Johnson, & Th. Payne
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
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Won-derful Expedients â Great Generalship in the Enemy. /r^\N the 15th of August 1775, the rebels, flushed with^-^ their late victory over Captain Meyland and hisparty, whether with a design to brave Fourgeoud, or tointimidate his troops, being well apprised by their spiesthat he was at Barbacoeba, had the assurance to set fire toall the huts in two different camps which had been leftstanding by his patroles, while they continued shoutingand hallooing the whole night within our hearing; butthis only proved an incentive to action, and enraged ourveteran commander so much, that he now declared hewould have ample revenge at all hazards. During thisnight a large tiger also alarmed the camp, but did nodamage of any kind. An hour before day - break next morning, ColonelFourgeoud, with his troops, Avere ready to march, andimmediately entered the woods. They now amountedexactly to two hundred Europeans fit for service, the restbeing ill and unfit for service; but no rangers were as11 yet
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