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THE WAR OP THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION.   83

Pepperell's force consisted of about 4,000 untrained men. His guns were small, but, trusting to obtain more from the enemy, he carried balls to fit heavier cannon. He retook Canso, and waited there, drilling his raw troops on the shore, till he was joined by a small English fleet under Commodore Warren.

Louisbourg was garrisoned by 2,000 soldiers, but was

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ill-supplied with food, and its commander was unequal to his task. Almost before a blow had been struck, he ordered a large battery to be given up. His enemies thus obtained thirty heavy guns, and found a use for their large cannon balls. The unskilful gunners burst many of the cannon, but kept up a brisk fire. At last, to the great joy of the colonists, Louisbourg surrendered. Pepperell was made a baronet, and England paid the

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