The Scourge of Christendom: Annals of British Relations with Algiers Prior to the French Conquest (Google eBook)

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1884 - Algeria - 327 pages
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Page 266 - The Glasgow, near me, immediately weighed, but the wind had been driven away by the cannonade, and she was obliged to anchor again, having obtained rather a better position than before. " I had at this time sent orders to the explosion vessel, under the charge of Lieutenant Fleming and Mr.
Page 266 - Gossett, by my side, who had been eager to land his corps of miners, pressed me most anxiously for permission to accompany Lieutenant Richards, in this ship's barge. The frigate was instantly boarded, and in ten minutes in a perfect blaze; a...
Page 263 - Gibraltar, that a large army had been assembled, and that very considerable additional works were being thrown up, not only on both flanks of the city, but also immediately about the entrance of the Mole. From this, I was apprehensive that my intention of making that point...
Page 267 - ... desperately wounded, his brother officer killed, and nine of his crew. The barge, by rowing more rapidly, had suffered less, and lost but two. The enemy's batteries around my division were about ten o'clock silenced, and in a state of perfect ruin and dilapidation, and the fire of the ships was reserved as much...
Page 266 - I sent orders to this vessel to that effect, which were executed. I desired also the Rear-Admiral might be informed, that many of the ships being now in flames, and certain of the destruction of the whole, I considered I had executed the most important part of my instructions, and should make every preparation for withdrawing the ships, and desired he would do so as soon as possible with his division. There...
Page 265 - I had assigned to him, and soon after, at intervals, the remainder of his frigates keeping up a wellsupported fire on the flanking batteries he had offered to cover us from, as it had not been in my power, for want of room, to bring him in the front of the mole.
Page 264 - ... safety : nor would he hear a word respecting the officers and men seized in the boats of the Prometheus. " From the continuance of adverse winds and calms, the land to the westward of Algiers was not made before the 26th, and...
Page 56 - This thing was soe greivious that I began to question Providence, and accused Him of injustice in His dealeings with me, untill ye Lord made it appear otherwise, by ensueing mercye : upon my arrivall in Algires I found pious Christians, which changed my former thoughts of God, which was that He dealt more hard with me than with other of his servents. God was pleased to guide for me, and those relations of mine taken with me, in a providentiall ordering of civil patrons for us, who gave me more VOL.
Page 263 - Prometheus, which I had despatched to Algiers some time before, to endeavour to get away the consul. Captain Dashwood had with difficulty succeeded in bringing away, disguised in midshipman's uniform, his wife and daughter, leaving a boat to bring off their infant child coming down in a basket with the surgeon, who thought he had composed it, but it unhappily cried in the gateway, and, in consequence, the surgeon, three midshipmen, in all, eighteen persons, were seized and confined as slaves in the...
Page 264 - The fleet at this time, by the springing up of the sea breeze, had reached the bay, and were preparing the boats and flotilla for service, until near two o'clock, when, observing my officer was returning with the signal flying, that no answer had been received, after a delay of upwards of three hours, I instantly made the signal to know if the ships were all ready, which being answered in the affirmative, the Queen Charlotte bore up, followed up by the fleet, for their appointed stations; the flag,...

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