Naval chronolgy; or, an historical summary of naval & maritime events, from the time of the Romans to the treaty of peace, 1802

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Page 36 - ... stockfish, half a quarter of a pound of butter, and a quarter of a pound of cheese.
Page 284 - The court-martial condemn him to death, becaufe, as they exprefsly fay, they were under a neceffity of doing fo by reafon of the letter of the law, the feverity of which they complained of, becaufe it admits of no mitigation. The court-martial exprefsly fay, that for the fake of their...
Page 224 - The court were of opinion, that the in" formation the charge was founded upon was not " true, and that the evidence in fupport of the charge " was not fufficient to make it good ; and that many witnefles *< witnefles in fupport of the charge, as likewife thofe ** in the admiral's defence, had refuted the whole ; " therefore the court unanimoufly acquitted Vice Ad" miral Leftoefc of the whole and every part of the " charge*" On the 1 6th of June, the trial of Admiral Matthews commenced.
Page 64 - If we had dreaded the number of our enemies, we should have fled yesterday ; but, though we are inferior to them in ships, we are in all things else superior. Force gives them courage ; let us, if we need it, borrow resolution from the thoughts of what we have formerly performed. Let the enemy feel, that, though our fleet be divided, our spirit is entire.
Page 393 - Harrifoir took two altitudes of the fun, to afceitain the difference of longitude, given by the timekeeper, from Portfmouth ; according to which obfervations, he declared to me, we were, at that time, forty-three miles to the eaftward of Porto Santo.
Page 226 - Willes, think ourselves obliged in honour, as well as justice, to make him satisfaction as far as it is in our power. And, as the injury we did him was of a public nature, we do in this public manner declare, that we are now satisfied...
Page 285 - His judges declare him not deserving of death; but, mistaking either the meaning of the law, or the nature of his offence, they bring him under an article of war, which, according to their own description of his offence, he does not, I conceive, fall under; and then they condemn him to death because, as they say, the law admits of no mitigation. Can a man's life be taken away by such a sentence?
Page 461 - About half pad nine, either from a hand grenade being thrown in at one of our lower deck ports, or from fome other accident, a cartridge of powder was fet on fire, the flames of which running from cartridge to cartridge all the way aft, blew up the whole of the people and...
Page 257 - ... be reprimanded for not bringing up the fquadron in clofer order than he did} and not beginning the attack with as great force as he might have done; as alfo for not fhifting his flag upon the Cornwall's being difabled.
Page 111 - ... out all the while; and Captain Fogg, by the admiral's orders, sent to the other captains, to order them to keep the line and behave like men. Upon this Captain Kirkby came on board the admiral, and told him, " He had better desist, that the French were very strong, and that from what has passed he might guess, he could make nothing of it.

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