Congressional Edition Volume 1521

Congressional Edition Volume 1521

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...from attempting to get out to sea as soon as he otherwise might have done, but that he at length concluded to proceed to the anchorage within Cape Heulopen, and then wait for a fair wiud to carry him clear oft' the coast; that being here at anchor, within about a mile of the Buoy of the Brown, with the light-house of Cape Henlopen and Cape May in view, at about 10 o'clock a. in. of the 25th ultimo, a large ship bore down upon them, and when at the distance of about a quarter of a mile hoisted a Freuch ensign; that npon Captain Hutchinson displaying an English one, a ball was discharged from the frigate, which passed over their heads; that the Grange's colors were then struck, and a number of men coming on board, informed them that she was prize to the Embuscade, a French frigate offorty guns; that the Grange's crew, all but the steward, were soon after sent on board the frigate, and the captaiu followed, with the officers of the frigate, in the evening; that the cabin passengers, four in number, were treated with civility, and allowed to remain in the Grange, where they occupied the cabin unmolested till the 23th, when, by special permission obtained from the captaiu of the frigate, they were permitted to leave the vessel and take their stores on shore with them. The deponent further saith that no alteration was made in the letters on the stern of the Grange, nor did he discover that Captain Hutchinson had provided any false papers whereby to impose her on strangers as an American vessel. (Signed) GEORGE DILLWYN. No. 5. Mr. 0. Hammond to Mr. Jefferson. Philadelphia, May 8, 1793. The undersigned, His Britannic Majesty's minister plenipotentiary to the United States of America, requests permission to recall to the attention of the Secretary of...show more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,016g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629485
  • 9781236629487