Life of Rear-Admiral John Paul Jones, Chevalier of the Military Order of Merit, and of the Russian Order of St. Anne, Etc., Etc: Compiled from His Original Journals and Correspondence Including an Account of His Services in the American Revolution and in the War Between the Russians and Turks in the Black Sea

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1858 - Russo-Turkish War, 1787-1792 - 399 pages

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Page 112 - Richard afloat, and, if possible, to bring her into port. For that purpose the first lieutenant of the Pallas continued on board with a party of men to attend the pumps, with boats in waiting ready to take them on board in case the water should gain on them too fast. The wind augmented in the night and the next day, on the 25th, so that it was impossible to prevent the good old ship from sinking.
Page 58 - This hard case was mine when, on the 23d of April last, I landed on St. Mary's Isle. Knowing Lord Selkirk's interest with his king, and esteeming as I do his private character, I wished to make him the happy instrument of alleviating the horrors of hopeless captivity, when...
Page 28 - And we do hereby strictly charge and require all Officers and Soldiers under your command, to be obedient to your orders, and diligent in the exercise of their several duties.
Page 23 - has been the country of my fond election from the age of thirteen, when I first saw it. I had the honour to hoist, with my own hands, the flag of freedom, the first time it was displayed on the Delaware, and I have attended it with veneration ever since on the ocean.
Page 118 - For some days after the arrival of your express, scarce any thing was talked of at Paris and Versailles but your cool conduct and persevering bravery during that terrible conflict. You may believe that the impression on my mind was not less strong than on that of others; but I do not choose to say in a letter to yourself all I think on such an occasion.
Page 49 - ... they were secured without being hurt. Having fixed sentinels, I now took with me one man only, (Mr. Green,) and spiked up all the cannon on the southern fort, distant from the other a quarter of a mile.
Page 104 - This induced me to make a signal for a pilot, and soon afterward two pilot boats came off; they informed me that the ship that wore a pendant was an armed merchant ship, and that a king's frigate lay there in sight, at anchor within the Humber, waiting to take under convoy a number of merchant ships bound to the northward. The pilots imagined the Bon homme Richard to be an English ship of war, and consequently, communicated to me the private signal which they had been required to make. I...
Page 59 - The amiable lieutenant lay mortally wounded, besides near forty of the inferior officers and crew killed and wounded — a melancholy demonstration of the uncertainty of human prospects and of the sad reverses of fortune which an hour can produce.
Page 96 - Chamillard, who commands the vanguard of my troops. I do not wish to distress the poor inhabitants ; my intention is only to demand your contribution towards the reimbursement which Britain owes to the much injured citizens of...
Page 163 - I had any particular reasons to have suspected you of being accessary to that delay, which I assure you has not been the case, my suspicions would have been removed by the very full and satisfactory answers which you have, to the best of my...

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