The Magazine of History, with Notes and Queries: Extra number, Issues 21-22

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W. Abbatt, 1913 - History

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Page 16 - This he positively refused, and then they procured for him the degree of Doctor of Divinity, from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton).
Page 40 - ... done by reason of the Serapis's yards being locked together with ours, that we could with ease go from our main top into the enemy's fore top ; and so on, from our fore top into the Serapis's main top. Having knowledge of this, we transported from our own into the enemy's tops, . . . hand granadoes, &c, which we threw in among the enemy whenever they made their appearance.
Page 41 - ... quarter-deck where he had just discharged his pistols at some of the enemy. The carpenter, and the master-at-arms, hearing Jones's voice, sculked below, and the gunner was attempting to do the same, when Jones threw both of his pistols at his head, one of which struck him in the head, fractured his scull, and knocked him down, at the foot of the gang-way ladder, where he lay till the battle was over.* Both ships now took fire again ; and on board of our ship it communicated to, and set our main...
Page 90 - French lady (who was said to be a great connosieur in the art of cookery, and in hanging and arranging pictures in a room where the first companies went to dine) was gallanted on board by captain Jones the evening before the day on which the company were to dine, and was by him directed to take upon herself the superentendance of the approaching feast.
Page 89 - However in these days they were a part of French etiquette on such an occasion. The quarter-deck of our ship was covered with the most elegant carpet: the plate alone which was made use of on this singular occasion was estimated to be worth two thousand guineas. (For my own part I believe it might have been rated at double that sum.) French cooks and waiters or servants were brought from the shore to assist in this business, and for nearly twenty hours...
Page 36 - What are you laden with?' The answer returned was, if my recollection does not deceive me, 'Round, grape, and double-headed shot.' And instantly, the Serapis poured her range of upper and quarter-deck guns into us; as she did not shew her lower-deck guns till about ten minutes after the action commenced.
Page 37 - All this time our tops kept up an incessant and well-directed fire into the enemies' tops which did great execution. The Serapis continued to take a position, either under our stern, or athwart our bow; gauled us in such a manner that our men fell in all parts of the ship by scores. At this juncture, it became necessary on the part of our commander, to give some orders to extricate us from this scene of bloody carnage; for, had it lasted...
Page 43 - ... colours in a few minutes. The Alliance, I say, notwithstanding all this, kept a position either ahead of us or under our stern, and made a great deal of havoc and confusion on board of our ship; and she did not cease firing entirely, till the signal of recognisance was displayed in full view on board of our ship; which was three lighted...
Page 36 - ... had at this time but one lieutenant on board, as the reader will recollect. The first lieutenant had a sufficient number of men stationed with him, for managing the guns, &c. The boatswains station was upon the forecastle, and he had the command of the guns mounted there, and also the forecastle men. The carpenter had no particular part of the ship assigned to him, but he was merely told to do his duty. The rest of the petty officers and crew were placed in different parts of the ship. I shall...

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