Log-book of Timothy Boardman: Kept on Board the Privateer Oliver Cromwell, During a Cruise from New London, Ct., to Charleston, S. C., and Return, in 1778; Also, a Biographical Sketch of the Author

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Munsell, 1885 - Pioneers - 85 pages
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Page 12 - Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's; and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it."— Deuteronomy, I, 16-17.
Page 9 - So we came by the good hand of the Lord, through the deeps comfortably; having preaching or expounding of the word of God every day, for ten weeks together, by our ministers.
Page 10 - ... association. The constitution which was thus framed was of unexampled liberality. The elective franchise belonged to all the members of the towns who had taken the oath of allegiance to the commonwealth; the magistrates and legislature were chosen annually by ballot; and the representatives were apportioned among the towns according to population.
Page 12 - ... fastidious as to matter than as to manner : all the preachers of that age were accustomed to take a wide range over things in general, but Latimer went beyond everybody else in the miscellaneous assortment of...
Page 52 - We get close under their larboard quarter. They began another broadside and then we began and held tuff and tuff for about two glasses, and then she struck to us. At the same time the Defence engaged the Cyrus, who as the Keppel struck, wore round under our stern. We wore ship and gave her a stern chase, at which she immediately struck. The loss on our side was one killed and six wounded, one mortally, who soon died. Our ship was hulled nine times with six-pound shott, three of which went through...
Page 51 - Men. 14th at four Oclock Afternoon Saw a Sail Bearing ES E. We Gave Chase to her & Came Up With her at 8 Oclock She was a Large French Ship we Sent the Boat on Board of her She Informed us of two English Ships which She Left Sight of at the time we Saw her.
Page 52 - We gave chase under a moderate sail. At 9 o'clock came up with them. They at first shew French colors to decoy us. When we came in about half a mile, they ups with the English colors. We had Continental colors flying. We engaged the ship Admiral Kepple as follows: When we came in about twenty rods of her, we gave her a bow gun. She soon returned us a stern chase and then a broadside of grape and round shot. Captain orders not to fire till we can see the white of their eyes.
Page 7 - I think he dare take upon him so dangerous a voyage. Your five sisters are all alive and in good health and remember their love to you. Your father hath been dead almost this two years, and thus...
Page 7 - Good Sonne — I have receaved your letter ; whereby I understand, that you are in good health, for which I give God thanks, as we are all — Praised be God for the same. Whereas you desire, to see your brother Christopher with you, he is not ready for so great a journey, nor doe I think he dare take uppon him so dangerous a voige. Your rive sisters are all alive, and in good health and remember their love to you.
Page 30 - ... seated in the heart of courtesy." He was a man of rare courage. Having once decided in favor of a given course of conduct as the right one to pursue, he neither flinched nor wavered. The opposition to it might be powerful. The consequences to himself might be serious. The outcome might be doubtful. But having put his hand to the plow he did not turn back. But deaf alike to the counsels of timidity, compromise, and fear, he pursued with fortitude his program to the end. Courage, the highest gift,...

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