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Memoir Relative To The Island Of Jamaica By Major General Archibald Campbell

Memoir Relative To The Island Of Jamaica By Major General Archibald Campbell

Author: Cambell, Major General Archibald

Medium: Ink on Paper

Date: 1782

Shelfmark: King's 214

Item number: ff.41

Length: 27.3

Width: 20.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Extract from 'A Memoir Relative to the Island of Jamaica,' written by Major General Sir Archibald Campbell (1769-1843), who was Governor General in Jamaica from 1781 until 1784. In this extract he writes of a battle in which his troops, though outnumbered, fought well, defending the island successfully against the French. The manuscript reads: ??my chief attention ought therefore to be directed to the essential purposes of shutting-up the four roads of Wag-water, Lewis,' Guy's Hill and Mount Diablo; which run from the north side into the rear of the principal posts on the south side, and of securing the Barrack road leading from Montego bay across the island, through the county of Cornwall to Lacuvia and Savannah-La-Mar.?

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