Letter from Colonel Edward Codd to James Leith, his report of the insurrection (CO 28/85)
…furniture of every description, Rum, Sugar, Wine, Corn, and every species of food which had been stored were promiscuously scattered in the Roads and Fields near to the dwelling houses, with a rapidity and destruction that evinced the fury of the insurgents.
Insurgents: rebels; people taking part in an uprising
Promiscuously: with great disorder, haphazard, jumbled« Return to Bussa’s rebellion
2. Read all parts of Source 2. This is a letter from Colonel Edward Codd to James Leith, his report of the insurrection.
- How many troops and weapons were used to control the rebellion?
- In what ways did the insurgents show their rebellion?
- What is the writer´s view of their actions?