Outlines of the Globe Being View of Hindoostan, India Extra Gangem, China; Western Hindoostan Volume 1

 
9781230030012: Outlines of the Globe Being View of Hindoostan, India Extra Gangem, China; Western Hindoostan Volume 1
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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. 1798 edition. Excerpt: ...milk of the coco nut bush. I Now pursue the event of the complaints laid before the Presidency of Bombay, by the seceding officers. Their information appeared well founded. Matthews was ordered to be superceded, his misfortune being then unknown. Macleod was appointed to succeed him in the command, and Humberjlon and Shaw to serve under Macleod. The sequel is tragical. The new officers, on April 5, sailed in the Ranger sloop of ten guns, .. Lieut. Omen commander, to be landed for the purpose of joining the army. On the 7th they fell in with the Mabratta fleet, a powerful squadron, which attacked them without the lest notice. Major Shaw was shot dead, the General and Col. Humberjlon through the lungs, and several other officers killed or wounded. After a defence, far too obstinate against so very superior a force, the survivors struck, and were carried into Gberiah; the Governor disowning any knowlege of the peace, which had actually been proclamed a very few days before. Such Lieut.. Hubbard's Letter. is is the account given on the authority of the "East India"Company. The author of the War in Asia, i. p. 483, makes our General a Quixote, who, rather than be carried into Gberiab for a lingle day, was above coming to an explanation, and madly fought the unequal force of the barbarians. Humberjlon died of his wounds on April 30, of whom the author gives a character that should not be suppressed. "He died in the twenty"eighth year of his age. An early and habitual conversancy "with the heroes of antient, as well as modern times, nourished "in his mind a passion for military glory, and supported him ( under unremitting application to all those studies by which "he might improve his mind, rife to honorable...

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