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Excerpt from The Last Siege of LouisburgThe author fears that this effort to depict the last siege of Louisburg does but feeble justice to the dramatic features of that celebrated event- but he hopes that it may attract more competent pens to theMoreExcerpt from The Last Siege of LouisburgThe author fears that this effort to depict the last siege of Louisburg does but feeble justice to the dramatic features of that celebrated event- but he hopes that it may attract more competent pens to the task of describing the stirring events that transpired on the peninsula of Louisburg between A.D. 1720 and 1760. The present work had not taken definite form when the writer visited the historic ruins, but as he traversed the streets that once trembled beneath the march of armies, traced the outlines of the fortifications that disturbed the peace of the world, fancifully reconstructed the wharves, warehouses, and magazines that groaned under the commerce of Acadia, pictured the port thronged with merchantmen or surrounded by hostile fleets and armies, and regarded the lonely graveyards where lie the dead of France, of Old and of New England, the idea of issuing a Louisburg memoir in this form took shape. The book is a result of an examination of the histories of Nova Scotia, etc., now before the public- but to the material drawn from those invaluable records of our past is added some interesting matter gleaned by personal research among the records of the eighteenth century in England and the United States. The author, therefore, has some justification for presenting this brief memoir on Louisburg, but he appeals to the literati of Canada to do the subject fuller justice.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.