Excerpt from Bermuda: Past and Present The story of. The q, uarrels among the early colonists and the sufferings: they endured from the depredations of the Spanish Buccaneers would be too long for me to tell and although they grew and prospered there is thing of special interest to Americans in that part of their history until the time of our Revoluntionary War. Then their sympathy for us was'shown in a most practical way, for when General 'wash ington, before the evacuation oi Boston, heard that a quantity of ammunition Was Stored in a remote part of the islands, he wrote to some prominent Bermudians telling of his'great needand his wish to purchase the powder; thev rez nlied that he should have it, and the powder came in time but so secretly that how it was brought to this country was k'wn only to those actuallv engaged in the transfer. In later times. Congress granted the. Right to export provision to Bermuda in return for this act of kindness to the colonies in their struggle for independence. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy 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.