Life and Correspondence of John Paul Jones: Including His Narrative of the Campaign of the Liman

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D. Fanshaw, printer, 1830 - Russo-Turkish War, 1787-1792 - 555 pages
 

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Page 2 - 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...
Page 39 - 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...
Page 39 - States, or any other your superior officer, according to the rules and discipline of war, in pursuance of the trust reposed in you.
Page 186 - Richard was assailed by both; there was five feet water in the hold, and though it was moderate from the explosion of so much gunpowder, yet the three pumps that remained could with difficulty only keep the water from gaining. The fire broke out in various parts of the ship, in spite of all the water that...
Page 182 - When this position took place, it was eight o'clock, previous to which the Bon Homme Richard had received sundry eighteen-pound shots below the water, and leaked very much. My battery of twelve-pounders, on which I had placed my chief dependence, being commanded by Lieutenant Dale and Colonel Weibert, and manned principally with American seamen and French volunteers, was entirely silenced and abandoned. As to the six old eighteen-pounders that formed the battery of the lower gun-deck, they did no...
Page 188 - Richard. No lives were lost with the ship, but it was impossible to save the stores of any sort whatever. I lost even the best part of my clothes, books, and papers; and several of my officers lost all their clothes and effects.
Page 309 - I have the honour to be, with the greatest respect, sir, your most obedient and most humble servant, J. PAUL JONES. Copy of a report of a committee on Captain Paul Jones
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Page 187 - Cottineau and other men of sense, had well examined and surveyed the ship, (which was not finished before five in the evening,) I found every person to be convinced that it was impossible to keep the Bon Homme Richard...
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