Naval Documents of the American Revolution, Volumen11
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005
In the tradition of the preceding volumes - the first of which was published in 1964 - this work synthesizes edited documents, including correspondence, ship logs, muster rolls, orders, and newspaper accounts, that provide a comprehensive understanding of the war at sea in the spring of 1778. The editors organize this wide array of texts chronologically by theater and incorporate French, Italian, and Spanish transcriptions with English translations throughout.
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Página 432 - The rebels — more's the pity, "Without a boat are all afloat, "And rang'd before the city. "The motley crew, in vessels new, " With Satan for their guide, sir. "Pack'd up in bags, or wooden kegs, "Come driving down the tide, sir. "Therefore prepare for bloody war, "These kegs must all be routed, "Or surely we despised shall be, "And British courage doubted.
Página 431 - Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was rising, A soldier stood on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating down the tide, sir. A sailor, too, in jerkin blue, This strange appearance viewing, First damn'd his eyes, in great surprise, Then said,
Página 433 - A hundred men with each a pen, Or more upon my word, sir, It is most true would be too few, Their valor to record, sir.
Página 247 - Sir, — I have the pleasure to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that at nine o'clock this morning I got sight of the Dutch fleet.
Página 240 - I, do acknowledge the United States of America to be free, independent and .sovereign states, and declare that the people thereof owe no allegiance or obedience, to George the third, king of Great Britain...
Página 388 - Esq., his certain attorney, executors, administrators, or assigns : to which payment well and truly to be made and done, we do bind ourselves, and each of us, our heirs, executors and administrators, and every of them, jointly and severally firmly by these presents.
Página 432 - The soldier flew, the sailor too, And scar'd almost to death, sir, Wore out their shoes, to spread the news, And ran till out of breath, sir. Now up and down throughout the town, Most frantic scenes were acted; And some ran here, and others there, Like men almost distracted. Some fire...
Página 431 - I'll tell which late befell In Philadelphia city. 'Twas early day, as poets say, Just when the sun was rising, A soldier stood on a log of wood, And saw a thing surprising. As in amaze he stood to gaze, The truth can't be denied, sir, He spied a score of kegs or more Come floating down the tide, sir. A sailor...
Página 743 - God's grace bound for Genoa, to say Four Hampers being marked and numbered as in the margin, and are to be delivered in the like good order and well conditioned, at the aforesaid port of Genoa (the danger of the seas only excepted...
Página 609 - America ; it is agreed, that for the future, the confines between the dominions of His Britannic Majesty, and those of His Most Christian Majesty, in that part of the world, shall be fixed irrevocably by a line drawn along the middle of the river Mississippi, from its source to the river Iberville, and from thence, by a line drawn along the middle of this river, and the lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain, to the sea...
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