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Admiral Blanco afterwards amongst anchor Ancon Arica arrived attack batteries blockade boats British Callao Captain Guise capture capture of Valdivia cause Chilenos Chilian Government Chilian squadron command compelled consequence crews despatched dollars effect enemy Esmeralda Excellency the Supreme Excellent Sir expedition favour fire flag flag-ship following letter foreign fortress forts Freire frigate Galvarino garrison Guayaquil gun-boats guns honour Huacho independence inhabitants Lady Cochrane Lautaro liberty Lima Limenos Lord Cochrane Lordship Major Miller ment military Minister of Marine Monteagudo navy O'Higgins object officers Pacific patriot Peru Peruvian Peruvian navy Pisco port possession prisoners proclamation promises Protector province Prueba Ramon Freire received refused regard rendered reply Republic sailed San Martin Santiago Santiago de Chili seamen seized sent shew ships Sir Thomas Hardy Spaniards Spanish frigates Supreme Director taken troops Valdivia Valparaiso Venganza vessels Viceroy whilst whole Zenteno
Page 62 - I returned the document conveying the grant, with a request that it might be sold, and the proceeds applied to the payment of the squadron; but the requisition was not complied with.
Page 125 - It now became evident to me that the army had been kept inert for the purpose of preserving it entire to further the ambitious views of the General...
Page 91 - Chilian squadron. At midnight, the boats having forced their way across the boom, lord Cochrane, who was leading, rowed alongside the first gun-boat, and, taking the officer by surprise, proposed to him, with a pistol at his head, the alternative of
Page 127 - That is now unnecessary, for you have personally informed me,' said his Lordship; 'I hope that the friendship which has existed between San Martin and myself will continue to exist between the Protector of Peru and myself San Martin then — rubbing his hands — said, 'I have only to say, that I am Protector of Peru!
Page 38 - ... with buckets. To our great delight the leak did not increase, upon which I got out the stream anchor, and commenced heaving off the ship, the officers clamouring first to ascertain the extent of the leak. This I expressly forbade, as calculated to damp the energy of the men, whilst as we now gained on the leak, there was no doubt the ship would swim as far as Valdivia, which was the chief point to be regarded, the capture of the fortress being my object, after which the ship might be repaired...
Page 86 - I never saw displayed than by our gallant fellows. Before boarding, the duties of all had been appointed, and a party was told off to take possession of the tops. We had not been on deck a minute, when I hailed the foretop, and was instantly answered by our own men, an equally prompt answer being returned from the frigate's main-top. No British man-of-war's crew could have excelled this minute attention to orders.
Page 128 - As to the squadron, you may take it where you please, and go where you choose. A couple of schooners are quite enough for me.
Page 51 - ... at the beach, they were invited by him to enter the boat, one of them, a gallant fellow named Roxas of whom I had spoken highly in my despatches from Valdivia on account of his distinguished bravery, refused saying, "No Sir, I was the first to land and I mean to be the last to go on board.