Historical Sketches of the Late War, Between the United States and Great Britain: Blended with Anecdotes, Illustrative of the Individual Bravery of the American Sailors, Soldiers & Citizens ; Embellished with Portraits of the Most Distinguished Naval & Military Officers ; and Accompanied by Views of Several Sieges & Engagements

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Thomas Desilver, 1816 - 359 頁
 

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第 ii 頁 - An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned." And also to the act, entitled " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and...
第 ii 頁 - IDE, of the said District, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " Inductive Grammar, designed for beginners. By an Instructer." In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States...
第 246 頁 - Some reached it, some were taken by the enemy, and some perished in the attempt; but most preferred sharing with me the fate of the ship. We who remained, now turned our attention wholly to extinguishing the flames; and when we had succeeded, went again to our guns, where the firing was kept up for some minutes, but the crew had by this time become so weakened, that they all declared to me the impossibility of making further resistance; and entreated me to surrender my ship to save the wounded, as...
第 7 頁 - We behold, in fine, on the side of Great Britain a state of war against the United States, and on the side of the United States a state of peace toward Great Britain.
第 243 頁 - I parted my larboard cable and dragged my starboard anchor directly out to sea. Not a moment was to be lost in getting sail on the ship. The enemy were close in with the point forming the west side of the bay ; but on opening them, I saw a prospect of passing to windward...
第 245 頁 - I should soon be a prisoner. He could be of no use to me in the then wretched state of the Essex; and finding (from the enemy's putting his helm up) that my...
第 25 頁 - I take the whole of it on myself. It was dictated by a sense of duty, and a full conviction of its expediency. The bands of savages which had then joined the British force were numerous beyond any former example. Their numbers have since increased, and the history of the...
第 22 頁 - M'Arthur, should be included in the above capitulation, it is accordingly agreed to ; it is however to be understood, that such part of the Ohio Militia, as have not joined the army, will be permitted to return to their homes, on condition that they will not serve during the War ; their arms, however, will be delivered up, if belonging to the public.
第 244 頁 - I had let fall my foretopsail and foresail, but the want of tacks and sheets rendered them almost useless to us, yet we were enabled for a short time to close with the ene-my ; and although our decks were now strewed with dead, and our cockpit filled with wounded, although our ship had been several times on fire, and was rendered a perfect wreck...
第 244 頁 - Linscott, the boatswain, succeeded in getting springs on our cable three different times ; but the fire of the enemy was so excessive that before we could get our broadside to bear they were shot away and thus rendered useless to us. My ship had received many injuries, and several had been killed and wounded; but my brave officers and men, notwithstanding the unfavorable circumstances under which we were brought to action, and the powerful force opposed to...

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