Reize naar Surinamen, vol 1

en Door de BInnenste Gedeelten van Guiana

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Language: Dutch
Wordcount: 69,033 / 215 pg
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 386
mnybks.net#: 6585
Genres: History, Travel
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ewapende Negers, die zig in de bosschen verzamelt had, voor de Volkplanting ten uitersten geducht wierd, Hun Hoog Mogenden, de Staaten der Vereenigde Nederlanden, deed besluiten, om eene magt af te zenden, die in staat zoude zyn, den muitelingen het hoofd te bieden, en zelfs, zoo het mogelyk was, den opstand te dempen.

Myne eerzucht strekte om in den Engelschen zee-dienst te gaan; maar de weinige hoop tot bevordering, die nu in vreedes-tyd natuurlyk te wagten stond, gevoegd by den slegten staat van myne geldmiddelen, noopte my, om van den zeedienst af te zien, en de aanstelling tot Vaandrig aan te neemen, die my zonder kosten wierd aangeboden, in één der Regimenten van de Schotsche Brigade, in Hollandsche soldy staande, ten tyde, dat de heer JOSEPH YORCK (wylen Lord DOWER) aldaar Afgezant van ons Hof was. Het was in zyne handen, dat ik den gewoonen eed afleide van afzweering en getrouwheid aan mynen Koning en myn Vaderland, als zynde in Engeland in de oorlogs-rolle opgeschreven.--Ik heb gedacht, dat ik aan

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