Mary, with the assistance of a French contingent, began to fortify Leith.
The community had to produce its contingent of the taille.
There were also extra charges under contingent regulations of great complexity, which commonly added 50 per cent.
This last part contains some contingent of personal observation.
Here he waited two months for reinforcements, and with his Bedouin contingent, strengthened by the adhesion of the Ateba and Bani Khalid tribes, advanced on Shakra in Wushm, which fell in January 1818 after a regular siege.