The Military and Naval Magazine of the United States ..., Svazek 2

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Benjamin Homans
Thompson and Homans, 1834

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Strana 378 - Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of converting a portion of the forts of the United States...
Strana 2 - An act for establishing rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States,
Strana 49 - WHEN we stopped, I inquired of the coachman which was the best inn. He answered,, '' that it was the Blue Postesses, where the midshipmen leave their chestesses, call for tea and toastesses, and sometimes forget to pay for their breakfastesses." He laughed when he said it, and I thought that he was joking with me; but he pointed out two large blue posts at the door next the coach-office, and told me that all the midshipmen resorted to that hotel. He then asked me to remember the coachman, VOL.
Strana 158 - This victory was scarcely less honourable to Commodore Bainbridge, than the generosity with which he exercised the rights of a conqueror.—, While on board, the prisoners were treated with the most respectful attention. Immediately on their landing at St. Salvador, they were set at liberty on parole, and received every article of their baggage : and particularly, a service of plate belonging to General Hislop, was carefully preserved and restored to him. These proofs of honourable courtesy were...
Strana 41 - England, and the youngest brother of a noble family, had a lucrative living, and a "soul above buttons," if his son had not. It has been from time immemorial the heathenish custom to sacrifice the greatest fool of the family to the prosperity and naval superiority of the country, and, at the age of fourteen, I was selected as the victim. If the custom be judicious, I had no reason to complain. There was not one dissentient voice, when it was proposed before all the varieties of my aunts and cousins,...
Strana 377 - That the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the 'expediency of establishing a...
Strana 105 - And then he asked the first lieutenant whether something should not be fitted with a mouse or only a turtfs-head — told him the goose-neck must be spread out by the armourer as soon as the forge was up. In short, what with dead-eyes and shrouds, cats and cat-blocks, dolphins and dolphin-strikers, whips and puddings, I was so puzzled with what I heard, that I was about to leave the deck in absolute despair. " And, Mr. Chucks, recollect this afternoon that you bleed all the buoys.
Strana 4 - The sense of death is most in apprehension ; And the poor beetle that we tread upon, In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great As when a giant dies.
Strana 324 - War congratulated the country on the fact that " the country north of the Ohio, east of the Mississippi, including the States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and the Territory of Michigan as far as the Fox and Wisconsin rivers," has been practically " cleared of the embarrassments of Indian relations,'' as there are not more than five thousand Indians, all told, left in this whole region.
Strana 47 - I presume, is a reefer, and they an't got much to larn, 'cause why, they pipeclays their weekly accounts, and walks up and down with their hands in their pockets. You must larn to chaw baccy, drink grog, and call the cat a beggar, and then you knows all a midshipman's expected to know now-a-days. Ar'n't I right, sir?

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