In the meantime, they detach bands, or "brigades" as they are termed, of trappers in various directions, assigning to each a portion of country as a hunting or trapping ground.
To this rendezvous repair the various brigades of trappers from their widely separated hunting grounds, bringing in the products of their year's campaign.
Her departure and that of the various brigades, left the fortress of Astoria but slightly garrisoned.
About ten days previously, the brigade which had been quartered on the banks of the Wollamut, had arrived with numerous packs of beaver, the result of a few months' sojourn on that river.
The brigade was formed in line of battle, and after a pause started slowly through the woods in the rear of the receding skirmishers, who were con- tinually melting into the scene to appear again farther on.
After a time the brigade was halted in the cathedral light of a forest.
Now why are you asking silly questions about the Fire Brigade
? They have horses, let them be off to Vladimir, and not leave them to the French."
"We're the regular military brigade
of the kingdom."
And, to save me, I can't remember whether the Hancock Fire Brigade was a republican or a democratic organisation.
And, oh, it wasn't John Barleycorn's fault that he didn't get me that night of the Hancock Fire Brigade.
General James Clinton, the brother of George Clinton, then governor of New York, and the father of De Witt Clinton, who died governor of the same State in 1827, commanded the brigade
employed on this duty.
!" said Fouquet, raising himself upon his elbow.
There was no lack of people close at hand, however; within a mile of where the man sat was the now silent camp of a whole Federal brigade. Somewhere about--it might be still nearer--was a force of the enemy, the numbers unknown.
After standing at arms for an hour the brigade in camp "swore a prayer or two" and went to bed.
Decimus Smith, returning to his parish at Bombay; and a brigadier-general of the English army, who was about to rejoin his brigade
at Benares, made up the party, and, with Mr.