In preparation for a possible war with Spain, the British
Parliament orders reinforcement of the Mediterranean fleet and
Admiral Haddock's squadron sails to patrol the coast of southern
Spain. In addition, ships are sent to the West Indies, and troops
to Georgia, where there is a border dispute with Spain.
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Editors. "British Parliament orders reinforcement of the Mediterranean fleet". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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