The new chapters have been sent to the Moderators for posting.
This week's chapters open with Mark and the senior guys going to Fort Jefferson to inform General Greene of the British surrender. They are summoned to a meeting at President Jefferson's house before things go too far.
At the meeting with President Jefferson, Mark announces the British surrender and explains that it was accomplished solely by Clan O'Connell. Later, Mark visits Captain Graham on Rattlesnake after they return to Philadelphia. The subject of Navy support for the Atlantic coast and its ports comes up. Mark agrees to see about getting the project authorized.
Ships from the British fleet begin arriving later that week and there is much to keep the O'Connells busy.
General Abercrombie and Lord Keith are ready to return to England with the surrender documents in early April. Ken, Kell, and their Wives deliver them as far as Dublin.
British planning for the removal of their troops continues even with their Commanders gone. The O'Connells are busy overseeing these operations as well as helping the Confederation Government return influential people to the various colonies and the establishment of an Atlantic fleet under the Command of now Admiral Graham. There were also problems that developed with the movement of British troops.
Another problem that develops in April is the arrival of merchant ships to carry the goods in the civilian warehouses to England. Warehouses that are still surrounded by Defensive Shells. Things are eventually worked out with an additional tax on the goods.
General Abercrombie and Lord Keith return in June with news that ships are on the way to remove the troops. Meanwhile, the O'Connells have been discussing their future and have decided to remain in the Third Reality. All of them but Ken, Kell, and their Wives who have responsibilities in the Other Reality.
In June, Seamus, Carl, Wolf, and Mark go to the vicinity of Statesboro in the Third Reality to check on the land there. It is quickly apparent that there are problems there that they will need to deal with.
Enjoy these two chapters. More action next week.