Annual Register Volume 1802

Annual Register Volume 1802

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1803 edition. Excerpt: ...and that the plaintitf could not, upon any principle of equity or justice, be entitled to a verdict. The plaintiff was accordingly nonsuited. '9th. The most violent and unqualified abuse of the British press has appeared in the Moniteur, the French official journal: it should seem that the first consul, in the plenitude of his power, supposes it possible to put down by violence, and the high tone he assumes, that best and greatest of the bulwarks of our liberty.--See Appendix. ' less than live guineas. _ The lady referred her to her house steward, who thinking she had been very well paid, refused her any further satisfaction. Upon his refusal, she reduced the demand to 39s; and summoned the lady for that sum. The steward attended, and explained the circumstance to the commissioners, who told the plaintiff they could not adjust a matter of such importance. She might bring her action in the court of king's bench, but they could' not take cognizance of a cause when the demand had been lessened merely for the purpose of bringing it within.' their jtirisdiction.----The plaintili'was dismissed, and danced out of court extremely mortified. The following'-anecdote' of a British seaman, one of the crew of the Caesar, of 84 guns, paid off this day at Plymouth, deserves to be recorded: In the gallant attack on Linois squadron, in Algesiras-bay, the 5th of July 1801, the boats of the Caesar had been all rendered useless by the shot from the batteries. It was necessary to send some orders of particular consequence, in the then situation of the Hannibal, of 74 guns, captain Ferris, .(on shore, and then much exposed to the enemy's fire, ) to the Venerable, of 74 guns, capt. Hood; rear-admiral sir J. Saumarez asked who could swim; a fine...show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866215
  • 9781236866219