An impartial history of the naval, military and political events in Europe from the commencement of the French revolution to the ... conclusion of a general peace

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Page 52 - I hope the People of England will be satisfied! - I hope my Country will do me justice!
Page 523 - With this evidence of hostile inflexibility in trampling on rights which no independent nation can relinquish, Congress will feel the duty of putting the United States into an armor and an attitude demanded by the crisis, and corresponding with the national spirit and expectations.
Page 324 - Court doth ordain you to be taken from hence to the place from whence you came, and from thence to the place of execution, and that you be there hanged by the neck until you are dead...
Page 53 - No coffin could be procured, and the officers of his staff wrapped the body, dressed as it was, in a military cloak and blankets. The interment was hastened , for about eight in the morning some firing was heard, and the officers feared...
Page 544 - We behold, in fine, on the side of Great Britain, a state of war against the United States; and on the side of the United States, a state of peace towards Great Britain.
Page 103 - I have waited with the greatest anxiety until the committee appointed by the house of commons to inquire into my conduct, as commander-in-chief of his majesty's army, had closed its examinations, and I now hope that it will not be deemed improper to address this letter, through you, to the house of commons. I...
Page 108 - England was referred, and who were empowered to report the minutes of evidence taken before them, have...
Page 187 - France, and the powers adopting and acting under the French decrees, should be at liberty to capture all such American vessels as might be found attempting to trade with the ports of any of those powers; without which security, it was stated, for the observance of the embargo, the raising it nominally with respect to Great Britain alone, would, in fact, raise it with respect to all the world. It was added, that His Majesty, upon receiving a distinct and official recognition of these three conditions,...
Page 268 - Wales, being resident within the realm, shall be empowered to exercise and administer the Royal Authority, according to the laws and constitution of Great Britain, in the name, and on the behalf of his Majesty, and under the style and title of Regent of the kingdom ; and to use, execute and perform, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, all authorities, prerogatives, acts of government, and administration of the same, that belong to the King of this Realm, to use, execute, and perform, according...
Page 11 - Women of all ranks assisted; they formed themselves into companies, some to relieve the wounded, some to carry water, wine, and provisions, to those who defended the gates. The Countess Burita instituted a corps for this service; she was young, delicate, and beautiful. In the midst of the most tremendous fire of shot and shells, she was seen coolly attending to those occupations which were now become her duty; nor throughout the whole of a two months...

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