Political and Social Letters of a Lady of the Eighteenth Century, 1721-1771

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Dodd, Mead, 1891 - Great Britain - 190 pages

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Page 17 - and personal Estate unto my eldest son Danvers, his Executors and Administrators, in witness whereof I the said John Osborn have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this day of September, Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and eighteen.
Page 124 - Fell a Martyr to Political Persecution March 14th in the year 1757, when Bravery and Loyalty Were insufficient securities for the Life and Honour of a Naval Officer. There is a small print of Admiral Byng at Chicksands Priory, at the back of which Mrs. Osborn has inscribed these words:— The Honourable John Byng, Admiral of the Blue,
Page 123 - am sorry that my Endeavours were not attended with more Success, and that the Armament under my Command proved too weak to succeed in an Expedition of such Moment— Truth has prevailed over Calumny and falsehood, and Justice has wiped off the ignominious stain of my supposed want of personal Courage, or
Page 122 - need I envy them a Life subject to the Sensations, my Injuries, and the Injustice done me must create. Persuaded I am, Justice will be done to my reputation hereafter. The manner and cause of raising and keeping up the Popular Clamour and Prejudice against me, will be seen
Page 113 - Duke of Richlieu. Honour, humanity, and equity order me to convey it into your hands. This noble and unexpected testimony from one of the most candid, as well as the most generous of
Page 124 - forgive them, as I do, and may the Distress of their minds, and uneasiness of their Consciences, which in Justice to me they have represented, be relieved, and subside, as my resentment has
Page 121 - briefly to offer, and the many others that must occur to your Lordships, his case appears to be uncommonly hard and well deserving of that mercy to which his Judges have so earnestly recommended Him, I hope I shall stand excused if I beseech your Lordships' immediate Intercession with his Majesty in his behalf.—I am, &c.
Page 120 - my Lords, seem to have acquitted my unhappy Brother of Cowardice and disaffection, and therefore it is presumed he stands sentenced under the Head of Negligence. It is not fitting perhaps that a wretched woman as I am should offer any Arguments in my Brother's Behalf to
Page 119 - My Lords,—The Judges having reported to his Majesty in Council, that the sentence passed on my unfortunate Brother is a legal one, permit me to implore your Lordships' Intercession with his Majesty for his most gracious mercy, and to hope your Lordships will not think an afflicted sister's application
Page 121 - before it be too late. It would be needless to mention the usual course of his Majesty's mercy to the condemned upon the application of his Judges ; if my unhappy Brother's case had circumstances particularly unfavourable in it, but as on the contrary for the Reasons I have

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