A Naval History of the American Revolution, Volume 1

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913 - United States
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Page 194 - That the flag of the Thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.
Page 349 - I directed the master to answer,' the American Continental ship Hanger, that we waited for them and desired that they would come on; the sun was now little more than an hour from setting, it was therefore time to begin.
Page 349 - ... the quarter-gallery in the water, the jib shot away and hanging in the water, her sails and rigging entirely cut to pieces, her masts and yards all wounded, and her hull also very much galled.
Page 67 - The plague, trouble, and vexation I have had with the crews of all the armed vessels, are inexpressible. I do believe there is not on earth a more disorderly set.
Page 63 - ... two brigs and their cargoes, and secure the same for the use of the continent ; also any other transports, laden with ammunition, clothing, or other stores, for the use of the ministerial army or navy in America...
Page 44 - Territory, and also to kill, slay, destroy and conquer, by all fitting ways, enterprizes and means whatsoever, all and every such person and persons as shall at any time hereafter attempt or enterprize the destruction, invasion, detriment or annoyance of Our said Province or Territory...
Page 349 - The tide was unfavorable, so that the Drake worked out but slowly. This obliged me to run down several times, and to lay with courses up and main-topsail to the mast. At length the Drake weathered the point, and having led her out to about mid-channel, I suffered her to come within hail.
Page 173 - On the whole, I think we have had a very fortunate escape, and have great reason to return our humble and hearty thanks to Almighty God, for preserving and delivering so many of us from our more than savage enemies.
Page 71 - The schooner sheered off and ran into Boston Harbor. Washington wrote to Manley, January 28 : " I received your agreeable letter of the 26th instant giving an account of your having taken and carried into Plymouth two of the enemy's transports. Your conduct in engaging the eight-gun schooner with so few hands as you went out with, your attention in securing your prizes and your general good behavior since you first engaged in the service, merit my and your country's thanks.
Page 9 - Foster, went in a small schooner. During the chase our people built them breastworks of pine boards and anything they could find in the vessels that would screen them from the enemy's fire.

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