Lives of the British Admirals:: Containing a New and Accurate Naval History, from the Earliest Periods, Volume 4

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G. G. J. and J. Robinsons, 1785 - Admirals


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Page 479 - America ; it is agreed, that for the future, the confines between the dominions of His Britannic Majesty, and those of His Most Christian Majesty, in that part of the world, shall be fixed irrevocably by a line drawn along the middle of the river Mississippi, from its source to the river Iberville, and from thence, by a line drawn along the middle of this river, and the lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain, to the sea...
Page iii - Hermippus Redivivus ; or, the sage's triumph over old age and the grave. Wherein a method is laid down for' prolonging the life and vigour of man. Including a commentary upon an ancient inscription, in which this great secret is revealed ; supported by numerous authorities.
Page 479 - Britain : moreover, his most Christian majesty cedes and guaranties to his said Britannic majesty, in full right, Canada, with all its dependencies, as well as the island of Cape Breton, and all the other islands and coasts in the gulph and river of St. Lawrence...
Page 479 - Majesty, to serve as a shelter to the French fishermen: and his said most Christian Majesty engages not to fortify the said islands; to erect no buildings upon them, but merely for the convenience of the fishery; and to keep upon them a guard of fifty men only for the police.
Page 480 - Grenada, and the Grenadines, with the same stipulations in favour of the inhabitants of this colony, inserted in the IVth article for those of Canada : And the partition of the islands called neutral, is agreed and fixed, so that those of St.
Page ix - With this assistance he went on till six in the morning, when again beginning to grow weary, he drank the remainder of the coffee. Hence he was enabled to proceed with fresh vigour till nine or ten o'clock in the morning, when he finished the pamphlet, which had a great run, and was productive of considerable profit. Mr. Campbell having succeeded so well in a performance hastily written, expected much greater success from another work, about which he had taken extraordinary...
Page 369 - That the foundation of English liberty and of all free government, is, a right in the people to participate in their legislative council...
Page 440 - Britifh in the fituation the whole had been in the night before, and that the reft were to leeward at a greater diftance, not in a line of battle, but in a heap, the Admiral did not caufe the fleet to...
Page 509 - ... and looking round to the general condition of my fleet, I faw it was in vain to attempt either a general or a partial chace. Indeed, my accufer does not venture to alledge that there was any probability, or even poflibility, of doing it with effect, which deftroys the whole imputation of his charge.
Page 440 - ... on board by a wind, which fignal was applicable to the occafion for renewing the engagement with advantage, after the French fleet had been beaten, their line broken, and in diforder.

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