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Select "Full 1741 lonely lane to search only the scanned or transcribed text for items. Not all items have full text. Finally, we have left the Latin unmarked. Moore to Mr. Verelts Frederica June 9: Sir I am come up hither to carry some Cash and other things down to the General, who I expect to meet at Augustine I am sorry to tell you when I left him which was on the 6th Instant at Fort Diego in Florida he was ill, tho much better than he had been for some time before.

I must not omitt [sic] acquainting you that this day month the General landed on the Spanish shore and the next day marched about l6 miles along the Sea Beach, then Struck inland about 7 or 8 miles more, and there found a Fort called St. Diego, the next morning he began to attack it and the Enemy returned the fire very vigorously, so that they were most part of the next day firing at one another.

The next morning the General sent a Spaniard one of those before taken at St. Francis de Pupa, and of whom you have doubtless long since had a particular with a Drum to Summon the Garrison, he acquainted them with the good usage he had met with from the English, and upon that they treated, and the Same day Surrender's the Fort and all belonging to it to the General, in which were two Pieces of large Cannon, 9 Swivel Guns, 70 Small Arms, 50 Prisoners and a good deal of Ammunition.

The Troops and Indians feed plentifully upon fat Spanish beef, there being some thousand head about Fort Diego; to which place I am going in a day or two. And having a good many things to do first I hope you will excuse this short acct. I cannot conclude without giving you my Opinion that the Kings Ships hereabouts are the least serviceable of any thing I know.

I am credibly informed that some time ago at the very juncture when the Strictest care was to have been taken to prevent any Succours [sic] going into Augustine from Cuba our Men of War suffer'd 5 or 6 Galleys to pass into that place, whether it was through Negligence, or something else, I leave you to Judge, but if it is true.

It is not impossible but on the other hand very probable, that those Galleys so got in, may be the occasion of our 1741 lonely lane being able to take that place. God forbid they should, but I say it is not impossible. I should reasonably imagine that when it was of the utmost Consequence to have one Ship constantly Cruzing [sic] off Augustine, to prevent Succours [sic] going in there which was what the General always said was the only thing he was afraid of there would be care took to relieve each other off the said Port, but instead of that I hear, 1741 lonely lane Townshend had Orders to Cruize [sic] there for a certain time, not till he should be relieved, which time being expired, he returned to the General Rendezvous of Men of War at Charles Town, and before another ship could go from thence to Augustine, the Galleys from Cuba came in there with men and some Provisions.

If it is true and I believe it is that the said Galleys are got in to the Enemy's Releif, we shall have a tough piece of Work to take it. When I come back from the Siege I will send you another Letter, in the mean time should be proud of a Line from you and must desire you you to believe me to be Sir Your most obedient humble servant Fras. Moore P. We have had lately 2 Duels in Florida, in one of them Mr. Eyles a Surgeons Mate was killed, in the other Mr. Peter Grant Naval Officer had the same fate.

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Harman Verelst. Witfeild [sic] to Mr. On Wednesday I return'd from thence much delighted with the decency. Order and Unanimity wherewith every thing seemed to he carryed [sic] on; Never did I see so much land cultivated in so short a time by such a small of hands. Surely God has answer'd their Prayers, has cast their lot at length in a fair ground, and given them a goodly heritage. For near 4 Miles together did I walk over fruitfull [sic] Plantations, and in a short time I beleive [sic] their fields will stand so thick with wheat and other grain that they will laught [sic] and sing.

Surely the Saltsburgers are an happy people. For I am perswaded [sic] that they have the Lord for their God. When I reflect on them, and the Inhabitants of the other parts of the Colony, it puts me in mind of the great difference God once made, when there was darkness amongst the Egyptians but light in the land of Goshen.

I took Sweet Council with Mr. Boltzius [sic] and Mr. Gronau and have helped their Orphan House to the utmost of my power. As God shall enable me I will do more. For I am verily perswaded [sic] my money cannot well be employ'd better. They can now furnish themselves with food, and if assisted a little at first, may by the Blessing of God in a little while raise a manufactory for Cloathing [sic] amongst themselves. I have Severall [sic] Spinners and one Weaver 1741 lonely lane at Savannah and have now above a hundred yards of home Spun Cloth in the House, picking Cotton is an Excellent employment for my little Orphans.

Blessed be God all things go on well.

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Since my arrival our Dear Lord Jesus has been pleased to manifest forth his Glory, and several of the Children are likely to be brought truly to beleive [sic] on him. A particular Acct. God only knows when that will be. Pray my particular Love to Mr. Therold, Capt. Hudson, Mr. Ziegenhagen and Mr. Copy of a Letter from Mr. John Martin Bolzius to Mr. Dear Sir The Contents of your very kind Letter dated the 28th of October last have given us very great Satisfaction, being acquainted by You with the Continuance of your and the Honble.

Society's great Favour [sic] towards us and our Flock. We beseech God to reward them abundantly for their hearty Wishes, Cares and real Favours [sic], they have heaped upon us from the time of our Setting out from Europe, to this very moment; And doubt not but the mercifull [sic] God, who has given us Grace to see the Fruits of our Labour here, will let us have the Satisfaction to hear the Effects of Prayers and fervent Wishes, which we unanimously bring 1741 lonely lane the Throne of Grace for the Welfare of the Honble.

Society and all our Benefactors. We enjoy now very good Health, in the Space of this Year nobody is buried at our Place, except a little Boy of 4 Years. There is now an exceeding good Prospect of a plentiful Harvest in the Fields of the Saltzburghers about the Town, as well as upon their respective Plantations, for which we have reason and Encouragement to give hearty Thanks to God, and to You a joyfull [sic]being by your favour [sic] very much interested in our Settlements Welfare.

The same good God, who gives us so many Marks of his gracious Countenance over Us, and has delivered us from so many Dangers at Sea and Land, is able enough and graciously inclined by his Promises to assist us against all Invaders, or intended Invasions of our Temporal Enemies: Therefore depending in Faith and Confidence upon his Almighty Power, Wisdom and Mercy, we feel not the least fear of the present War within us, but are in hopes to see a happy Issue of it for the establishing of our Security and Welfare in the Colony.

His Excellency General Oglethorpe gives us many testimonies of his undeserved Favours [sic] to us and our Flock, of which we reckon our Selves quite unworthy: If God would he pleased to give his Blessing to his great Expeditions, and grant a happy Issue of the War, he will do what lies in his Power to see our Settlement increased by a considerable of Saltzburghers or other Distressed Protestants, to share the Temporal and Spiritual Benefits we enjoy in this Corner of the Earth, by the good Providence of God; In which good Undertaking, we doubt not, he will have the Honble.

Trustees Assistance. Our Saltzburghers are very glad to hear, that the Honble. Trustees have been pleased to grant to them, as well as to other Settlers in the Colony, that the Lands and Improvements thereof shall descend not only to the Male Heirs, but to the Female too, which 1741 lonely lane prove a very great Encouragement to their Industry. Our Doctor Mr. Thilo [sic], being resolved to serve the Colony and our Place, not only through the Space of three Years, as are the Contents of his Agreement, but as many Years longer as the Honble.

Trustees and Society are inclined to 1741 lonely lane an Allowance of his and his Family's Maintenance; An Experienced Physician is necessarily required at our Place, and the Saltzburghers are for the present not able to maintain him, or to pay for Medecines [sic]; Therefore We beg the Favour [sic]of You to recommend to their Honours [sic] the Trustees and Society another Allowance, and if possible a little Salary or some Sort of Assitance [sic], towards the Subsistance [sic] of Mr.

We add no more, but our most humble Respects to the very worthy Members of the Honble.

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From our Camp on the Island of St. Annesteria [sic] before St. Augustine the 30th of June Augustine and have made our Approaches with our Cannon and Mortars within half a Mile of the Town and have done great Execution in Knocking down and Burning with our Shells part of the Town and Castle. And the Enemy fire upon us Day and Night from the Town, Castle, and their Galleys and Launches, Balls from 24, 18 and 9 Pounders, but as yet have done us little Damage only one of our Men had both his Legs taken off with one of them.

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We are all very well Intrenched and are now going to Attack the Town and Castle. Extract of a Letter from Captn. Norbury to Mr. Walter Hayter. A Scandalous letter reflecting on Col. Oglethorpe Suppose'd to be wrote [sic] by One Wrag [sic] of Charlestown.

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On the 12 of may [sic] he took Fort Diego, as he calls it, which in fact is a low Pen of that persons name, and is within 25 miles of Augustine, where there was great plenty of Cattle, but he will not suffer our people to enjoy any part thereof.

Sometime after our Forces took a Negroe [sic] Fort within two miles of Augustine town, but he marched back again to Fort Diego. Another time he took a march with men to the Walls of the Town, and had twney [sic] men to drag a large Cannon so many miles as above mention'd, at day break our people were ready to enter the Town without opposition, when he called them off and marched hack again to Diego; and the men had to haul the heavy Piece of Cannon back again; and when they were got back they were quite tired and faint, as at this Season any men would be under better Circumstances than those poor wretches were, who had not above one Biscuit a Day for 3 or 4 days Successive March; So that he seems only to harrass [sic] the men, without any De of coming to Action.

Palmer, to take possession of the Negroe [sic] Fort aforementiond with Men, whilst he himself staid at a place Six or Seven miles distant from it, and a Navigable Creek between them, in order to allarm [sic] the Spaniards, to use his own Expression. When the Colonel had been there 8 days, as he expected so it happened; however he would not quit his post, though he thought himself sent for a Sacrifice, and he lost his Life by it, for he was attacked before day break by above Spaniards, and Indians; and tho the Gates of this fort were destroyed when it was taken, and were not repaired again, our people made a Glorious defence [sic], and Col.

Palmer himself in particular, for he shot three men after they had entered the fort, and then clapt his hand to his Breast, Said he was Shot, and Staggdr'd; upon which the Spaniard who shot him came up to him with a Club'd Musket to dispatch him. The En received 18 Stabs before he parted with his Colours [sic], and even then with difficulty, tho he had but 30 men left. The Colonels [sic] Son, when he saw his Father dead, made his way from the Counterscrap [sic] through above 50 Men, v;ith 1741 lonely lane eight besides himself, ordering them to fire by two and two, and they opening to the right and Left he passed through them, constantly firing, and under favour [sic] of the smoak [sic], for it was not quite day: they then got to the River, and by good fortune they found a boat, in which they got over to the other side, and by that time they Saw above 50 Indians in pursuit of them.

This Acct. Should he not rather have sent another party as he says these were sent to decoy and allarm [sic] the Spaniards to Succour [sic] these men and cut off the Enemy's retreat? Upon my word I have seen a great many Letters from persons of Note as well as private persons, and have had Conversation with some who have been there, and every one blames his Conduct; and our Voluntiers [sic] are daily coming away, as they see there is no prospect of Succeeding under such Mad conduct as they call it, Our men of war have given all the Assitance [sic] in their 1741 lonely lane, and Capt.

He can't expect any more Assistance from this Country, for we have run our Selves to an Insupportable charge to defray this Expedition. Had he not been there, our own Forces with the men of War's Assistance would have been Masters of the place before now; so that he will not acquire any Honour [sic] by this affair, I don't say this I assure you to aggravate any Circumstance, but I am very sorry we are not likely to Succeed.

His and our Forces are not above 13OO men exclusive of the men of Wars Crews; and these are divided into four Bodies which is another Piece of ill Conduct. I could say a great deal more, but am quite tired of dwelling on so disagreeable a Subject, and remain Sir. July 4th. Yesterday arrived a Sloop from St. It must remain in their hands. This is what every one who comes from that place agree in, and there is a great Dissatisfaction between him and his Officers. London 29th November Sir Upon seeing a letter published in the daily post of Wednesday the 26th Inst. Supposed to he from Charles 1741 lonely lane, South Carolina, dat.

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Augustine; and hearing that before the publishing the said Letter it had been industriously handed about, and shewn [sic] at Coffee houses, aiming thereby to defame the Character of a Gentleman, whose unwearied endeavours [sic] for the publick [sic] Service has greatly impaired his health; and as I, who am a Captain in General Oglethorpe's Regiment, was present, and acted upon that occasion as Brigade Major, and therefore must know the whole transactions, I think it my Duty to take the following notice of it.

The Cattle found there, and in parts adjacent, were equally distributed to the Kings Troops and the Carolina Regiment according to the returns each. In respect of the Carolina Peoples being ready to enter the Town of Augustine without Opposition it's entirely false and with out the least foundation. In regard to Colonel Palmer's misfortune, who was 1741 lonely lane in the first fire from the Spaniards, he brought it upon himself by disobeying the Orders he received, which positively ened his keeping in the woods, and avoiding Action, and by Acting contrary to the advice of the Officers under his command, some of whom were present when he received his Orders, and Lodging himself in the Negroe [sic] Fort Moose, where they were Surrounded and defeated; The Gates of which Fort, and the House within it, the General had before burnt.

With respect to the Carolina Volunteers, that they did go away is certain, without Leave given, or asked, and their Captain with them. A Captain of the Carolina. Regiment who left his Command in the guard of the Trenches, without being relieved, or asking any leave, and went with them. After such behaviour [sic] what Credit can be given to such men, tho termed persons of note?

As to Captain Warren, whose name is mentioned to endeavour [sic] to throw an Odium elsewhere, I am convinced by the personal acquaintance I have with him, that he will upon all occasions, do his duty in the Service of his King and country as also Captain Laws and Captain Townshend, that were a Shore with him in this Service. The morning after we landed upon the Island of Anastatia [sic] I stood by while Capt.

Warren read to General Oglethorpe a Letter to Captain Perse, the 1741 lonely lane, acquainting him of our Landing without any loss, and the Spaniards 1741 lonely lane from that Island; in which Captain Warren said. That all that was now necessary to Secure the Reduction of the place, was the taking of the Spanish Galleys, which Undertaking he would himself head with the Kings Boats under the Cannon of the Fort, if he would give him leave.

Least malicious people should Suggest that I might be sent to England by Genl. Oglethorpe on this occasion, I solemnly declare, that I came at my own desire by his Leave, and had no Instructions from him, directly or indirectly, concerning this Affair; but my Regard to Truth, and Abhorrence of all false and malicious Reports whatsoever have induced me to publish this, to which I set my Name.

Extract of a Letter from Mr. Thomas Jenys to Mr. Augustine, the Siege of which place could not be carried on during the Hurricane Season, which sometimes begins in this month; So that the Fleet were not thought secure to lay there beyond the 5th Currt [sic]. After the Spaniards had received two Platoons by an advanced Party of about 50 Soldiers, they scour'd off; And I saw them run into the Castle with the utmost Precipitation.

We had only one Man slightly wounded, but can't say how many Spaniards fell. The Fire from the Castle and three Batteries were very hot. So much for the Siege. Coll, of the Carolina Regiment, employ'd.

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Bull, and by him Sent to Sr. Charles Wager. At the Camp upon Anastasia 3. July A great many transactions have happen'd here, of which it is impossible to give you a particular Acct.

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