In the Wake of the Eighteentwelvers: Fights & Flights of Frigates & Fore-'n'-afters in the War of 1812-1815 on the Great Lakes

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John Lane the Bodley Head, 1913 - United States - 291 pages
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Page 201 - A scalp was found in the executive and legislative chamber, suspended near the speaker's chair, in company with the mace and other emblems of royalty. I intend sending it to you, with a correct account of the facts relative to the place and situation in which it was found.
Page 245 - I have taken such precautions as were in my power to make you acquainted with this event in case you may be on your passage. If so, I would recommend you to return to the Nottawasaga river and to take up the Nancy as high as possible, place her in a judicious position and hastily run up a
Page 226 - is felt among the Indian tribes at New Orleans and the Pacific Ocean ; vast tracts of country look to it for protection and supplies, and it gives security to the great establishments
Page 226 - their progress into the heart of these companies' settlements by the Red River is practicable and would enable them to execute their long formed project of monopolizing the whole fur trade into their own hands.
Page 226 - Companies by supporting the Indians on the Mississippi, the only barrier which interposes between them and the enemy; and which if once forced
Page 245 - Sir—The American expedition, destined for the attack of this island, having at length made its appearance,
Page vi - fought the fresh water fights were often cockleshells of fore-and-aft rig—cutters, sloops and schooners which had been converted from the peaceful pursuits of lake commerce to the purposes of war.. Even the largest craft were less formidable than the
Page 245 - I hasten to apprise you of the circumstance, lest the Nancy and her valuable cargo fall into their hands.
Page 245 - (such as were made when the boats were built, but larger), with loopholes and embrasures for your
Page 245 - six-pounders which will enable you to defend her should you be attacked, which is not unlikely.

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