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" 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... "
Sketches of Newport and Its Vicinity: With Notices Respecting the History ... - Page 213
by Sarah S. Cahoone - 1842 - 213 pages
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A Military Journal During the American Revolutionary War: From 1775 to 1783

James Thacher - United States - 1827 - 487 pages
...Rhode Island militia, planned a bold exploit for the purpose of surprising and taking Major General 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...
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The Spy Unmasked: Or, Memoirs of Enoch Crosby, Alias Harvey Birch, the Hero ...

H. L. Barnum - Electronic book - 1829
...Rhode-Island militia, planned a bold exploit, for the purpose of surprising and taking major-general 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...
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The Spy Unmasked: Or, Memoirs of Enoch Crosby, Alias Harvey Birch, the Hero ...

H. L. Barnum - United States - 1831 - 216 pages
...Rhode-Island militia, planned a bold exploit for the purpose of surprising and taking Major-General 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...
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Visit to Grand-papa: Or, A Week at Newport

Sarah S. Cahoone - Newport (R.I.) - 1840 - 213 pages
...alarm amongst the enemy. This adventure, which with impartial judges, must outweigh Col. Harcourt's capture of General Lee, produced much exultation on...in two boats with muffled oars, he had the address te elude the vigilance of the ships of war and guard-boats, and having arrived undiscovered at the...
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The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution: With Sketches of Several ...

William Cooper Nell - African American soldiers - 1855 - 396 pages
...Rhode Island militia, planned a bold exploit for the purpose of surprising and taking Major-General 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...
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An Historical Research Respecting the Opinions of the Founders of the ...

George Livermore - African Americans - 1862 - 236 pages
...the Rhode-Island militia, planned a bold exploit for the purpose of surprising and taking Major-Gen. 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...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 6

Massachusetts Historical Society - Massachusetts - 1863
...Rhode-Island militia, planned a jrhacher'8 bold exploit for the purpose of surprising and taking Major-Gen. 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...
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History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880: Negroes as Slaves ...

George Washington Williams - African Americans - 1882
...the Rhode-Island militia, planned a bold exploit for the purpose of surprising and taking Major-Gen. 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...
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