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Commodore John Barry: The Father of the American Navy: The Record of His ...
Martin Ignatius Joseph Griffin
No preview available - 2015
American appointed April armed arrived Barclay Barry's board the Alliance boats Boston brig British Cape Cape Francois Capt Greene Captain Barry Captain John Barry captured chase command Commodore Commodore Barry Congress Continental convoy crew cruise Cruize December Delaware duty East Florida Effingham enemy expedition Fayette February fire flag fleet France French friends Frigate Alliance gallies Geagan give go on board guns Havana honor hope huml Servt inform Island James John Paul Jones July June Kegs Kessler L'Orient Lafayette land Laurens lett letter Lieut Lieutenant Longd March Marine Committee Marquis naval Navy Board November Obedt obliged October officers Patrick Patrick Barry peace Pennsylvania Phila Philadelphia Port Port Penn pounders President prisoners prize money Raleigh ready rebel received respect Robert Morris sail says schooner sent Ship Alliance shore Signed sloop soon taken Thomas vessels voyage Washington York
Page 313 - To secure respect to a neutral flag, requires a naval force, organized and ready to vindicate it from insult or aggression. This may even prevent the necessity of going to war...
Page 62 - The soldier flew, the sailor too, And scared almost to death, sir, Wore out their shoes to spread the news, And ran till out of breath, sir. Now up and down, throughout the town, Most frantic scenes were acted ; And some ran here and others there, Like men almost distracted. Some fire...
Page 63 - The royal band now ready stand, All ranged in dread array, sir, With stomach stout to see it out, And make a bloody day, sir. The cannons roar from shore to shore, The small arms make a rattle ; Since wars began I'm sure no man E'er saw so strange a battle. The rebel dales, the rebel vales, With rebel trees surrounded ; The distant woods, the hills and floods, With rebel echoes sounded.
Page 328 - ... that he had never repented but once the having slipped the moment of resigning his office, and that was every moment since, that by god he had rather be in his grave than in his present situation. That he had rather be on his farm than to be made emperor of the world and yet that they were charging him with wanting to be a king.
Page 414 - ... during the term of her natural life : and from and after her decease, I give, devise, and bequeath the same...
Page 317 - ... the honor and interest of the government and its constituents demand ; if a resolution to do justice, as far as may depend upon me, at all times and to all nations, and maintain peace, friendship, and benevolence with all the world ; if an unshaken confidence in the honor, spirit, and resources of the American people...
Page 349 - ... found hovering on the coasts of the United States, for the purpose of committing depredations on the vessels belonging to citizens thereof ; — and also to retake any ship or vessel, of any citizen or citizens of the United States which may have been captured by any such armed vessel.
Page 62 - Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was rising, A soldier stood on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating down the tide, sir. A sailor, too, in jerkin blue, This strange appearance viewing, First damn'd his eyes, in great surprise, Then said, " Some mischief's brewing. " These kegs, I'm told, the rebels hold, Pack'd up like pickling herring; And they're come down t' attack...
Page 327 - ... the man who is the source of all the misfortunes of our country, is this day reduced to a level with his fellow-citizens, and is no longer possessed of power to multiply evils upon the United States...
Page 350 - States shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to instruct the commanders of the public armed vessels which are or which shall be employed in the service of the United States to subdue, seize, and take any armed French vessel which shall be found within the jurisdictional limits of the United States...