Congressional Serial Set Volume 775

Congressional Serial Set Volume 775

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...It was deemed proper, when the subject was under consideration at the last session, that in view of the gallant service, the high responsibility assumed by General (then Captain) Towson at a critical moment, and the important part performed by him, not only in the action itself, but in savins the Caledonia for useful service in Commodore Perry s fleet, that special distinction and an honorary reward were due from Congress to General Towson--Lieutenant Elliott having been thus honored: as the projector of the enterprise--and the committee unammously resolved to recommend the presentation of a sword to the gallant general; but before there was time for formal action upon the subject, General Towson died, unaware of this intended mark of gratitude and respect. Whether the honor thus intended for the hero himself in his lifetime shall be transferred to his nearest male relative, is reserved for future consideration. In the meanwhile, the committee report a bill providing payment to the captors of the Caledonia for the value of said brig, to be paid according to the usages of the naval service. 2d Session. J No. 518. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES. February 14, 1855.--Ordered to be printed. Mr. Bell made the following REPORT. To accompany bill 8. 665. J The Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Frances C. Elliott, widow of the late Captain Jesse D. Elliott, of the United States navy, praying indemnity for extraordinary expenses incurred by her late husband while in command of the Mediterranean squadron, and compensation for services during the war o/'1812, have had the same under consideration, and report: That according to the principles laid down in a report made in this case at the 1st session of the 28th Congress, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656334
  • 9781236656339