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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2020 3:41 p.m. PST

"At the beginning of January 1755, the British Government was informed that 17 French ships of the line had been ordered to be equipped at Brest and Rochefort. Indeed, as soon as the French Court heard that British reinforcements under Braddock had been sent to North America at the beginning of 1755, it had decided to prepare a counter expedition that would transport some 3,200 men along with a large quantity of supplies and armaments to Canada. When the British heard of these preparations, they rushed to arm their own fleet which was ready half a month before the French fleet.

On March 11, a proclamation was issued in Great Britain, offering bounties for seamen and able-bodied landsmen.

On March 14, the French frigate Diane (24) under Captain Froger de l'Éguille was sent ahead to Canada to announce that reinforcements were being assembled. The same day, 35 British sail of the line and numerous small craft were commissioned, a hot press for men was instituted in each of the chief ports, and fifty companies of Marines were ordered to be raised…"
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