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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... short session which ensued, much mutual recrimination took place between the contending parties; but no business, of a nature demanding the notice of general history, occupied the attention of either of the houses of legislature. CHAPTER IV. Expeditions: To the Dardanelles--To Egyflt--Against Monte Video --Against fiuenos Ayrrs--Capture of the Dutch Settlement qfCurracoa--Expedition to Cofienhagen--War declared by Russia against England--New System of Comma rial Interdiction--Disputes with the' United States of America--French Decrees--British Orders in Council. It has already been seen that the war between Russia and Turkey led to an interruption of the harmony which had so long subsisted between the latter power and Great Britain -- Russia being engaged in a war with the Porte by the instigation of France, it was incumbent upon England to attempt an accommodation of the existing differences, and to prevent, if possible, the direction of the strength of her ally towards the south of Europe. For this purpose, negociations were entered into with the cabinet of Constantinople, and Admiral Sir John Duckworth was instructed to proceed, with seven sail of the line, a frigate, and two sloops, to force the Dardanelles, and bombard the Turkish capital, if certain terms should not be acceded to by that government. On the 19th of February the British admiral proceeded to force the passage. The fire of the enemy from the outer castles inflicted but Iktle injury On his ships; but in the narrow passage of Sestos and Abydos, a very heavy cannonade was directed from both castles, within point blank shot of each other," which opened their fire on the English ships as they continued to pass in succession. The very spirited return made to this fire...
  • ISBN13: 9781230434193
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00246
Dimensions7.4 x 0.5 x 9.7 inches
Primary CategoryHistory/General

History of the Wars of the French Revolution, from the Breaking Out of the War, in 1792, to the Restoration of a General Peace, in 1815; Comprehending

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