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object of the expedition.
' of view, was wifely plannecl.
"the returns were made up, about
five hundred missing. The French stated their loss at only fifty killed and' three hundred wounded.
. The duke of York v*vas_not intimidated by the adverfe events of the nineteenth of September, srom a design of . renewing the attack on the enemy with all possible expedition. Artimated at once by all the hereditary courage of his -family, and the generofity of the cause in which he was embarked, and trained up in the elements of war, under a prince, who rose with an elastic force under misfortune, he determined not to relax in the. most vigorous efforts for bringing the Bsitish enterprize, in favour of the United Provinces, and the great
and nations to a happy conclusion. Nor] were several important considerations wanting, to fortify the inclinations of the will, by the authority of the understanding. The expedition, in a military point The CU-Opesation of the fleet had been. attended, and was in a. fair way of being still farther attended with the most prosperous success; fuccours might be expected, with certainty, from the two, greatest powers of