Speech of Com. Jesse Duncan Elliot, U.S.N., Delivered in Hagerstown, Md. on 14th November, 1843

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G.B. Zieber & Company, 1844 - Erie, Lake, Battle of, 1813 - 137 pages

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Page 45 - She will not bear it," said the officer of the deck. " Board the main tack,
Page 25 - That, in order to determine what characterizes a blockaded port, that denomination is given only to a port where there is, by the dispositions of the power which attacks it with ships stationary, or sufficiently near, an evident danger in entering.
Page 59 - I have the honour to inform you that on the morning of the 8th instant, two British vessels, which I was informed were his Britannic majesty's brig Detroit, late the United States...
Page 59 - By four o'clock in the afternoon I had my men selected, and stationed in two boats, which I had previously prepared for the purpose: with...
Page 59 - I had understood another armed vessel lay at anchor, and I was obliged to run down the river, by the forts, under a heavy fire of round, grape, and canister, from a number of pieces of heavy ordnance, and several pieces of flying artillery...
Page 33 - Hemisphere have not yet realized all the advantages for which they have been so long struggling. We trust, however, that the day is not distant, when the restoration of peace and internal quiet, under permanent systems of Government, securing the liberty, and promoting the happiness of the Citizens, will crown, with complete success, their long and arduous efforts in the cause of self-government; and enable us to salute them as friendly rivals in all that is truly great and glorious.
Page 9 - Indian towns have been swept from the mouth to the source of the Wabash, and a hostile country has been penetrated far beyond the most daring incursions of any campaign during the former Indian war. Never was more cool, deliberate bravery displayed, than that by Newman's party from Georgia; and the capture of the Detroit...
Page 59 - ... guns, but which afterwards proved to be the brig Caledonia^ both said to be well armed and manned, came down the lake and anchored under the protection of Fort Erie. Having been on the lines for some time, and in a measure inactively employed, I determined to make an attack, and if possible get possession of them.
Page 59 - Black Rock ; I now brought all the guns of the Detroit on one side, next the enemy, stationed the men at them, and directed a fire, which was continued as long as our ammunition lasted and circumstances permitted. During the contest I...
Page 85 - This hook should he returned to the Lihrary on or hefore the last date stamped helow. A fine of five cents a day is incurred hy " retaining it heyond the specified time.

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