Commodore Paul Jones

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D. Appleton, 1900 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages

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Page 75 - 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.
Page 417 - Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.
Page 87 - I3th instant, and sent my boat in the next day, to know if the admiral would return my salute. He answered that he would return to me, as the senior American Continental officer in Europe, the same salute which he was authorized by his court to return to an admiral of Holland, or any other republic, which was four guns less than the salute given.
Page 306 - Resolve, That the thanks of the United States in Congress assembled, be given to Captain John Paul Jones, for the zeal, prudence, and intrepidity with which he has supported the honor of the American flag ; for his bold and successful enterprises to redeem from captivity the citizens of these States who had fallen under the power of the enemy ; and in general for the good conduct and eminent services by which he has added...
Page 466 - It is likewise agreed that the orders given by the Minister of the French Marine and the Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States shall be executed.
Page 87 - Holland or of any other Republic, which was four guns less than the salute given. I hesitated at this, for I had demanded gun for gun. Therefore I anchored in the entrance of the bay, at a distance from the French fleet; but after a very particular inquiry on the...
Page 16 - Congress for building, at the continental expense, a fleet of sufficient force for the protection of these colonies, and for employing them in such manner and places as will most effectually annoy our enemies, and contribute to the common defence of these colonies...
Page 120 - I have not yet made use of your letter of credit of the 10th of January last, whereby I then seemed entitled to call for half the amount of my last draft, and I did not expect to be thought extravagant, when, on the 16th current, I doubled that demand. Could this indignity be kept secret I should disregard it ; and, though it is already public in Brest, and in the fleet, as it affects only my private credit, I 'will not complain. I cannot, however, be silent when I find the public credit involved...
Page 333 - France, and I sent them by duplicates. But you say nothing of having received any letters from me ! Summon, my dear friend, all your resolution! Exert yourself, and plead your own cause. You cannot fail of success; your cause would move a heart of flint! Present my best respects to your sister. You did not mention her in your letter ; but I persuade myself she will continue her tender care of her sweet godson, and that you will cover him all over with kisses from me ; they come warm to you both from...
Page 306 - SIR, My partial acquaintance with either our naval or commercial affairs makes it altogether impossible for me to account for the unfortunate delay of those articles of military stores and clothing, which I have been informed have been so long provided in France.

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