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Page 332 - Captain and you are also to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as you shall from time to time receive from...
Page 193 - No,' but said that as they brewed so they should bake. Hereupon we came up to the ViceAdmiral and gave him a broadside, saluting him with nineteen guns, which did great execution. They answered us with another broadside, so that there happened a very hot dispute, in which one of our men had his leg hurt, another his back torn l — in all, one slain and four wounded. Their loss is far greater, for, indeed, we plied them close with round and small shot, which forced him at last to take down his flag...
Page 309 - General of the United Provinces. As also a Narrative of the late Engagement between the English Fleet under the Command of General Blake ; and the Holland Fleet under the command of Lieutenant Admiral Trump.
Page 208 - Being come within three leagues of them, they weighed, and stood away by a wind to the eastward ; we supposing their intention was to leave us, to avoid the dispute of the flag. About two hours after, they altered their course, and bore directly with us, Van Tromp the headmost ; whereupon we lay by, and put ourselves into a fighting posture, judging they had a resolution to engage.
Page 15 - Saunders, commander), tacked and stood through the Dutch fleet, with the wind on the larboard side, as Sir John Lawson (then Vice-Admiral of the Red), in the Fairfax, did with his larboard tack aboard, being about a mile on the starboard quarter, and as much astern of the General when the fight began, General...
Page 300 - That a letter be written to General Blake to desire him to send up to the Council a perfect list of the fleet now with him in the Downs...
Page 209 - We have received above seventy great shot in our hull and masts, in our sails and rigging without number, being engaged with the whole body of the fleet for the space of four hours, and the mark at which they aimed. We must needs acknowledge a great mercy that we had no more harm, and our hope the righteous God will continue the same unto us if there do arise a war between us, they being first in the breach, and seeking an occasion to quarrel and watching, as it seems, an advantage to brave us upon...
Page 390 - Dutch officers and seamen lately taken dispersed abroad in the fleet, and there also being great numbers of our seamen disposed into the Dutch men-of-war, whereof no perfect cognisance hath yet been taken : These are therefore to desire you forthwith to cause strict inquiry to be made into all the ships and vessels belonging to your squadron, to know what numbers of Dutch there be aboard the several ships, and how many English are taken out of them for the manning of the said men-of-war, and in what...
Page 204 - ... time, about your repair thither, whither you are to hasten with all speed.' " 20th. — Lieut.-Colonel Kelsey dispatched to Dover, to give frequent intelligence to the council of what shall pass in the Downs betwixt the two fleets ; and also to encourage the people of Sandwich to defend themselves. " The Council of State being certified of a fight at sea, occasioned by a fleet of ships of war belonging to the States of the United Provinces against the ships of this commonwealth, by which action,...