Sketches of Newport and Its Vicinity: With Notices Respecting the History, Settlement and Geography of Rhode Island : Illustrated with Engravings

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John S. Taylor & Company, 1842 - Newport (R.I.) - 213 pages

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Page 210 - Skirmishing continued between the advanced parties until near ten o'clock, when the enemy's two ships of war and some small armed vessels, having gained our right flank and began a fire, the enemy bent their whole force that way, and endeavored to turn our right, under cover of the ship's fire, and to take the advanced redoubt on the right. They were...
Page 151 - twas not long 'fore it fell out, That William Dudingston, so stout, Commander of the Gaspee tender, Which he has reason to remember, Because, as people do assert, He almost had his just desert; Here, on the tenth day of last June, Betwixt the hours of twelve and one, Did chase the sloop, called the Hannah, Of whom, one Lindsay, was commander.
Page 211 - Our troops behaved with great spirit ; and the brigade of militia under the command of General Lovell advanced with great resolution and in good order, and stood the fire of the enemy with great firmness. Lieutenant-colonel Livingston, Colonel Jackson, and Colonel Henry B. Livingston did themselves great honor in the transactions of the day, but it...
Page 208 - D'Estaing in any event to leave his land forces. All the general officers, excepting Lafayette, joined in signing and sending a protest against the departure of the fleet to Boston, as derogatory to the honor of France, contrary to the intention of his most Christian Majesty and the interest of his nation, destructive of the welfare of the United States, and highly injurious to the alliance formed between the two nations.
Page 44 - By this Charter the Corporation consists of two distinct branches, with separate and respective powers. — The Trustees are thirtysix in number of whom twenty-two must be Baptists, five of the denomination of Friends, five Episcopalians and four Congregationalists. The same proportions of the different denominations is to endure perpetually.
Page 213 - ... Prescott, the commanding officer of the royal army at Newport. Taking with him, in the night, about forty men, in two boats, with oars muffled, he had the address to elude the vigilance of the ships-of-war and guard-boats : and, having arrived undiscovered at the quarters of Gen.
Page 150 - Twas in the reign of George the Third, Our public peace was much disturbed By ships of war, that came and laid Within our ports, to stop our trade.
Page 213 - This is the second time that General Prescott has been a prisoner in our hands within two years. This adventure is extremely honourable to the enterprising spirit of Colonel Barton, and is considered as ample retaliation for the capture of General Lee by Colonel Harcourt. The event occasions great joy and exultation, as it puts...
Page 201 - The following notice of this nobleman is taken from the Newport Mercury 1832 : — "On the first of February last, died at Kinsale, the Right Hon. Thomas De Courcy, Lord Kinsale, Baron De Courcy and Ringrone. His Lordship was the Premier Baron of Ireland, and enjoyed the hereditary privilege of wearing his hat in the royal presence, granted to John De Courcy, Earl of Ulster, by King John, and lately exercised by Lord John De Courcy, at a Court held in Dublin Castle by George Fourth, in 1S21.
Page 212 - Boston ; where he had been, by request of the general officers, to solicit the speedy return of the fleet. He was sensibly mortified that he was out of action; and, that he might not be out of the way in case of action, he had ridden hence to Boston in seven hours, and returned in six and a half, — the distance nearly seventy miles.

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