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" I wished to make him the happy instrument of alleviating the horrors of hopeless captivity, when the brave are overpowered and made prisoners of war. It was perhaps, fortunate for you, Madam, that he was from home, for it was my intention to have taken... "
The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register - Page 283
1798
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John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

Evan Thomas - Biography & Autobiography - 2010 - 400 pages
...of alleviating the horrors of hopeless captivity, when the brave are overpowered and made prisoners of war. It was perhaps fortunate for you, Madam, that he was far from home; for it was my intention to have taken him on board the Ranger, and to have detained...
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The United Service Magazine, Volume 41, Page 1

Military art and science - 1843
...of alleviating the horrors ot hopeless captivity when the brave are overpowered and made prisoners of war. It was, perhaps, fortunate for you, Madam,...intention to have taken him on board the Ranger, and to have detained him until, through his means, a general and fair exchange of prisoners, as well in Europe...
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The New Scots Magazine, Volume 2

1830
...of alleviating the horrors of hopeless captivity, when the brave are overpowered, and made prisoners of war. " It was, perhaps, fortunate for you, Madam,...it was my intention to have taken him on board the Hanger and to have detained him, until, through his means, a general and fair exchange of prisoners,...
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The United Service Magazine, Volume 41, Page 1

Military art and science - 1843
...of alleviating the horrors of hopeless captivity when the brave are overpowered and made prisoners of war. It was, perhaps, fortunate for you, Madam,...from home; for it was my intention to have taken him ou board the Ranger, and to have detained him until, through his means, a general and fair exchange...
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Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion, Volume 37

1850
...when the brave are overpowered and made prisoners of war. It was, perhaps, fortunate for you, rnadum, that he was from home, for it was my intention to have taken him on bonrd the Ranger , and detained him until, through his means, a general and fair exchange of prisoners,...
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