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- n. the islands in the Lesser Antilles that are administered by France
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And all the late advices from the French West Indies are, that they have now in their ports always three times as many vessels as there ever were before, and that the increase is principally from our States.
French naval squadrons were stationed in the English Channel and the French West Indies to deter the British from interfering with the operation, and efforts were made to enlist the active assistance of Spain.