When all were across, command was given to halt and look to the primings.
On the present occasion it only remained to freshen the primings, and each piece was in a state for service.
Bullets were driven home on powder and wads, primings were renewed, while flints were drawn back.
The rangers threw off their knapsacks and blankets, looked to their primings, and loosened their knives and axes.
Marble brought up the muskets left by the privateersmen, and began to renew their primings.