On Captain Binghama#39;s asking his motive for firing, the reply was that the Little Belt had fired first; an assertion positively ... The bulk of the petty officers and seamen of the Presidenta#39;s crew were of the first order of British seamen ; which was also ... which did not exceed 9, 600 infantry and 2, 000 cavalry; and this notwithstanding that on the night preceding the capitulation, Imas received a letter from Lord Wellington, apprising him that Beres- ford was at hand with 12, 000 men for its relief.
|Title||:||England's battles by sea and land, from the commencement of the French revolution, by lt. col. Williams, including our Indian campaigns [by W.C. Stafford] and the present expedition against Russian aggression in the East [by H. Tyrell]. Vol.1,2 [wanting all after p.312] 4,5,6 [wanting all after p.68. Issued in parts].|
|Author||:||William Freke Williams, William Cooke Stafford|