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THE AMERICAN INVASION.   I29

fortifications were falling down, and the Americans at different times threatened to attack the town. No attempt upon it was actually made, but New England " pirates " raided some of the coast villages, and, late in 1776, a few rebels attacked Fort Cumberland, at the head of the Bay of Fundy. After besieging it for several weeks, however, they were surprised in their camp by the king's soldiers, and were obliged to take to flight.


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