A History of the United States Navy, from 1775 to 1894

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Strana 414 - The public will learn, with sentiments which we shall not presume to anticipate, that a third British frigate has struck to an American. This is an occurrence that calls for serious reflection, — this, and the fact stated in our paper of yesterday, that Lloyd's list contains notices of upwards of five hundred British vessels captured in seven months by the Americans. Five hundred merchantmen and three frigates!
Strana 163 - Will it not then be advisable to begin, without delay, to provide and lay up the materials for the building and equipping of ships of war; and to proceed in the work by degrees, in proportion as our resources shall render it practicable without inconvenience ; so that a future war of Europe may not find our commerce in the same unprotected state in which it was found by the present ? Congress have repeatedly, and not without success, directed their attention to the encouragement of manufactures.
Strana 111 - I had lost my boats and people through my imprudence in sending boats to take a prize ! He persisted in his reproaches, though he was assured by Messrs. De Weibert and De Chamillard, that the barge was towing the ship at the time of elopement, and that she had not been sent in pursuit of the prize. He was affronted, because I would not the day before suffer him to chase without my orders, and to approach the dangerous shore I have already mentioned...
Strana 123 - Alliance; the leak gained on the pumps, and the fire increased much on board both ships. Some officers persuaded me to strike, of whose courage and good...
Strana 577 - We miss hardly anything that we should consider desirable, and we have not been able to detect a single mistake or misprint." — New York Nation. " So far as we have tested the accuracy of the present work we have found it without flaw." — Christian Union. " The conspicuous merits of the work are condensation and accuracy. These points alone should suffice to give the ' Historical Reference-Book ' a place in every public and private library.
Strana 123 - The effect was tremendous; more than twenty of the enemy were blown to pieces, and many stood with only the collars of their shirts upon their bodies.
Strana 11 - Its walls, raised on a neck of land on the south side of the harbor, forty feet thick at the base, and from twenty to thirty feet high, all...
Strana xv - I am so well aware that the success of my opponent was owing to fortune that it is my earnest wish, and would be the happiest period of my life, to be once more opposed to the Constitution...
Strana 127 - ... a person must have been an eye-witness to form a just idea of the tremendous scene of carnage, wreck, and ruin that everywhere appeared. Humanity cannot but recoil from the prospect of such finished horror, and lament that war should produce such fatal consequences.
Strana 38 - An Appeal to Heaven." It was endorsed by the Massachusetts Council, which, in April 1776, passed a series of resolutions providing for the regulation of the sea service, among which was the following: "Resolved that the uniform of the officers be green and white, and that they furnish themselves accordingly, and that the colors be a white flag with a green pine tree and the inscription "An Appeal to Heaven.

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