A Full and Correct Report of the Trial of Sir Home Popham: Including the Whole of the Discussions which Took Place Between that Officer and Mr. Jervis, the Counsel for the Admiralty ... and Also the Observations of the Several Members of the Court. Together with a Preface, Containing a Further Vindication of Sir Home Popham ... and an Appendix, in which are Several Important Documents ... and ... an Interesting Letter from Lord Grenville to Sir Home Popham

J. and J. Richardson, C. Chapple, 1807 - 224 pages
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Page 21 - I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that at 5 o'clock PM on the 6th of August last, in latitude 24° 44
Page 225 - ... square, pressing forward in the most outrageous manner to get into the fort, and even firing at our men on the ramparts, so much so, that it was with extreme difficulty the British Troops were prevented revenging this insult; indeed the General was obliged to tell the Spanish Officers, if their men did not retire in the course of one minute, he must, as the only measure of safety, haul down the flag of truce, and recommence hostilities ; this firmness had the desired effect, and he then sent...
Page 36 - I have the honour to enclose to you for the information of the lords commissioners of the Admiralty copies of...
Page 205 - The very head and front of my offending Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my speech, And little bless'd with the set phrase of peace ; For since these arms of mine had seven years...
Page 5 - ... leaving the Cape, which it was his duty to guard, not only exposed to attack and insult, but even without the means of affording protection to the trade of his Majesty's subjects, or of taking possession of any ships of the enemy which might have put into any of the bays or harbours of the Cape or parts adjacent...
Page 198 - And the one general rule that runs through all the doctrine of trials is this, — that the best evidence the nature of the case will admit of shall always be required, if possible to be had; but, if not possible, then the best evidence that can be had shall be allowed.
Page 28 - This intelligence so fully corroborated what I had already received from various quarters that I suggested the expediency of sparing a few troops for a short time to enable us to bring a question of such importance to an immediate issue. I hesitate not to confess to their lordships that I urged it with every argument in my power from a conviction of the great and splendid benefit which the country would derive by a conquest of such a nature at this moment...
Page 220 - He applied himself with great art and address in preparing the people for a general insurrection. — The arms in the town were secreted, ready for the moment of action ; the discontented assembled every night, and attended to his instructions ; and he raised all the rabble of the country, by the ample supplies of money with which he was furnished on the north side of the River, Col.

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