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Life and Character of the Chevalier John Paul Jones: A Captain in the Navy ...
John Henry Sherburne
Keine Leseprobe verfügbar - 2016
Alliance America Ariel arrived Baltic fleet board the Bon Bon homme Richard Brest brigantine Capt Captain Jones Captain Landais capture Chevalier Chevalier Paul command commission Commodore Commodore Jones conduct Congress Countess of Scarborough court Court of Denmark crew cruize Dear Sir enemy English esteem Europe Excellency Thomas Jefferson expedition favor fire flag fleet France Franklin French Frig frigate furlough Groaix guns honor hope James Jan'ry John Paul Jones Joseph July June King L'Orient leave of absence letter Lieut lieutenant Lord Madam Majesty March marine Marquis merit minister naval navy New-York North Carolina 74 obliged officers Pallas Paris Passy Penn person Philadelphia port Prince prisoners prize-money prizes Ranger Ray de Chaumont received respect sail Sartine seamen sent Serapis ship Sloop Sloop Peacock station Texel Thomas Jefferson tion tt tt United vessels Waiting orders West India Squadron Whitehaven William wind wish wounded
Seite 40 - that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.
Seite 213 - Europe since the treaty of alliance ; and if my testimony could add any thing to Franklin's reputation, I could witness the universal veneration and esteem with which his name inspires all ranks, not only at Versailles and all over this kingdom, but also in Spain and Holland. And I can add from the testimony of the first characters of other nations, that with them envy itself is dumb when the name of Franklin is but mentioned.
Seite 29 - And you are to observe and follow such orders and directions from time to time, as you shall receive from this or a future Congress of the United States, or...
Seite 122 - The English commodore asked me if I demanded quarters; and, I having answered him in the most determined negative, they renewed the battle with double fury.
Seite 124 - 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 sense I entertain a high opinion.
Seite 121 - I manned and armed one of the pilot boats to send in pursuit of the brigantine, which now appeared to be the vessel that I had forced ashore. Soon after this, a fleet of forty-one sail appeared off Flamborough Head, bearing NNE This induced me to abandon the single ship which had then anchored in Burlington Bay ; I also called back the pilot boat, and hoisted a signal for a general chase.
Seite 121 - On the morning of that day, the 23d, the brig from Holland not being in sight, we chased a brigantine that appeared laying to, to windward. About noon, we saw and chased a large ship that appeared coming round Flamborough Head, from the northward, and at the same time I manned and armed one of the...
Seite iv - 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 etching historical and other prints.
Seite 115 - Captain Landais came on board the Bon homme Richard, and behaved towards me with great disrespect, affirming in the most indelicate manner and language that I had lost my boats and people through my imprudence in sending boats to take a prize!
Seite 122 - I directed the fire of one of the three cannon against the main-mast, with doubleheaded shot, while the other two were exceedingly well served with grape and canister shot, to silence the enemy's musketry and clear her decks, which was at last effected.