Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry: Famous American Naval Hero, Victor of the Battle of Lake Erie, His Life and Achievements (Google eBook)
D. M. MacLellan Book Company, 1910 - 436 pages
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Page 212 - expressed all that was necessary to be known. " DEAR GENERAL, " We have met the enemy, and they are ours. Two ships, two brigs, one schooner, and one sloop. Yours, with very great respect and esteem, " OH PERRY.
Page 221 - Elliott's Complaints against Perry. THE important consequences of the victory on Lake Erie might well justify the pious exclamation in which Perry announced it to the secretary of the navy : " It has pleased the Almighty to give to the arms of the United States a signal victory over their enemies.
Page 213 - It has pleased the Almighty to give to the arms of the United States a signal victory over their enemies on this lake. The British squadron, consisting of two ships, two brigs, one schooner, and one sloop, have this moment surrendered to the force under my command, after a sharp conflict. " I have the honour to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient
Page 407 - Soul ! thou hast much good laid up for many years ; take thine ease ! " On the thirtieth of March, 1819, he resumed his correspondence with Mr. Hambleton, after one of those customary interruptions to which his extreme aversion to the pen rendered him
Page 122 - Chippeway, Erie, and Friend's Good Will. My vessels are all ready ; for God's sake, and yours, and mine, send me men and officers, and I will have them all in a day or two. Commodore Barclay keeps just out
Page 274 - on board, and, taking the direction of one of the small vessels, brought the whole of them into action at close musket shot ; the consequence was, that in ten minutes the Detroit and Queen Charlotte, with the Lady Prévost, struck to us, and, soon after, the whole of the enemy's squadron followed their example.
Page 303 - of Representatives of the United States of \merica, in Congress assembled, that the thanks of Congress be, and the same are hereby presented to
Page 23 - CAPTAIN PERRY had commenced the building of the General Greene immediately after receiving his commission, but it was not until the spring of the following year that the
Page 122 - is within our grasp. The vessels are all ready to meet the enemy the moment they are officered and manned. Our sails are bent, provisions on board, and, in fact, everything is ready. Barclay has been bearding me for several days ; I long to