The Adventures of a Blockade Runner: Or, Trade in Time of War

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T. F. Unwin, 1893 - Blockade - 324 pages
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Page 32 - Friday, secretary, or their successors in office comprising the council of the Indians of the village of St. Regis resident in Canada, against the state for damages by reason of the failure of the state to fulfill its obligations under the treaty of May thirtyfirst seventeen hundred ninety-six and the Treaty of Ghent between Great Britain and the United States signed at Ghent December twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred fourteen, and for the value of lands appropriated by the state, and to render judgment...
Page 305 - The Confederates that produce the cotton; the Yankees that maintain the blockade and keep up the price of cotton; the Britishers that buy the cotton and pay the high price for it. Here's to all three, and a long continuance of the war, and success to blockade-runners.
Page 172 - ... in a condition for battle, even with an enemy of equal force, and their force was overwhelming. I therefore determined, with the concurrence of the first and flag lieutenants• to save the crew for future service by landing them at Craney Island, the only road for retreat open to us, and to destroy the ship to prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy.
Page 19 - Matamcras and the American town of Brownsville there was a ferry, and by this ferry was the only communication between the Confederate States and the rest of the world which was not blockaded. The...
Page 227 - I appeal to you in the name of humanity on behalf of those sufferers, and as a matter of urgent necessity I humbly implore, &c., &c.
Page 288 - Galveston, to and from which port she made such regular trips that she was called the packet. She was small in size, and not high above water, and painted in such a way as not to be readily seen at a distance. She was light on coal, made but little smoke, and depended more upon strategy than speed. She carried large cargoes of cotton, and it was generally allowed that the little Denbigh was a more profitable boat than any of the larger and swifter cracks.
Page 301 - Just then I heard the captain cry out, " Stop, there ; where are you going? " and ran to stop some men who were making their way to the boat which had been left alongside. This was some of the firemen and trimmers trying to slip into the boat and desert the vessel. Their reason for so doing they could not well explain. They said they did not want to be captured, made prisoners, shipwrecked, worked to death, starved, and otherwise ill-treated and abused, all of which they had been on board of this...

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