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" 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 the brave are overpowered and made prisoners of war. It was, perhaps, fortunate... "
The Atlantic Magazine - Page 319
1824
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John Paul Jones' Memoir of the American Revolution: Presented to King Louis ...

Gerard W. Gawalt, John Paul Jones, John R. Sellers - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 140 pages
...of alleviating the horrors of hopeless captivity when the brave are overpowered and made Prisonners of War. It was perhaps fortunate for you, Madam, that...through his means, a general and fair exchange of prisonners, as well in Europe as in America, had been effected. When I was informed by some Men whom...
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John Paul Jones: Commemoration at Annapolis

Charles W. Stewart - History - 2001 - 280 pages
...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 ray intention to have taken him on board the Ranger, and to have detained him until thro' his means,...
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John Paul Jones and the American Navy

James C. Bradford - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 112 pages
...the happy Instrument of alleviating the horrors of hopeless captivity, when the brave are overpowered and made Prisoners of War. It was perhaps fortunate...him on board the Ranger, and to have detained him till thro' his means, a general and fair Exchange of Prisoners, as well in Europe as in America had...
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John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

Evan Thomas - Biography & Autobiography - 2010 - 400 pages
...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 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
...the happy instrument of alleviating the horrors ot hopeless captivity when the brave are overpowered and made prisoners of war. It was, perhaps, fortunate...through his means, a general and fair exchange of prisoners, as well in Europe as in America, had been effected. / " When I was informed by some men...
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The New Scots Magazine, Volume 2

1830
...happy instrument of alleviating the horrors of hopeless captivity, when the brave are overpowered, and made prisoners of war. " It was, perhaps, fortunate...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
...the happy instrument of alleviating the horrors of hopeless captivity when the brave are overpowered and made prisoners of war. It was, perhaps, fortunate...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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