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  • Above tide-level), great fires were kindled at the news of the repeal of the Stamp Act, of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, and of the surrenders of Burgoyne and Cornwallis; beacon fires were burned during the American War of Independence; an "observatory" for tourists was built at an early date; and in 1885 the Blue Hill Observatory for meteorological investigation was established by Abbott Lawrence Rotch (b.
  • There was much sickness, and after two years, urged by Admiral Cornwallis, the government transferred the colony to the N.E.
  • With the colony the name also of Port Cornwallis was transferred to this new locality.
  • In 1824 Port Cornwallis was the rendezvous of the fleet carrying the army to the first Burmese war.
  • The commission reported favourably, selecting as a site Blair's original Port Cornwallis, but pointing out and avoiding the vicinity of a salt swamp which seemed to have been pernicious to the old colony.

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