The Documentary History of the Destruction of the Gaspee

The Documentary History of the Destruction of the Gaspee

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... the said officer further acquainted them that Capt. Lindsey was then on shore at Brenton's Point; that this deponent then, together with the said deputy sheriff, went on shore at the farm of Jahleel Brenton, where, at the said Jahleel Brenton's house, this deponent saw the said Capt. Lindsey, and acquainted him that he came to attend the deputy sheriff with a warrant, in order to demand of him, the said Capt. Lindsey, that he would deliver up to the civil magistrate a mulatto boy called Aaron, (who, they were informed, was on board the Beaver man-of-war under his command, ) in order for his examination and commitment, and at the same time, this deponent showed to the said Capt. Lindsey the said warrant, and he was then and there requested to deliver up said mulatto in consequence thereof; to which the said Capt. Lindsey then answered, that it was true mat he had the said mulatto then on board his Majesty's said ship the Beaver, but that he would not deliver him to any civil authority whatever in the said colony. This deponent then told Capt. Lindsey, that he, this deponent, came to wait upon the said Capt. Lindsey at the particular request of Gov. Wanton, the chief magistrate of said colony, in order to explain to him, if necessary, the nature of the warrant and the impropriety of Capt. Lindsey's conduct in withholding a man charged with a capital crime from the civil power; to which Capt. Lindsey replied, that he knew no civil authority in said colony; that in regard to the Governor, he was a damned rascal, and that Admiral Montagu's power was the only power he knew in America, and without his orders he should not deliver the said mulatto. The deponent then asked him, the said Capt. Lindsey, if he had any doubt about the legality of the warrant, .show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560647
  • 9781236560643