History of the United States from Their First Settlement as English Colonies in the Year 1607 to the Year 1608 Volume 3

History of the United States from Their First Settlement as English Colonies in the Year 1607 to the Year 1608 Volume 3

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...many expressions of gratitude and esteem from his fellow citizens on his return to the United States. Several state legislatures voted him thanks, with costly swords, in compliment to his gallantry in the action. The corporation of New York presented him with the freedom of the city in a gold box. The citizens of Charleston and Philadelphia gave him two elegant pieces of plate. Congress passed resolutions expressive of their high sense of the gallantry of the oflicers and crew of the Constitution; voted medals and swords to the captain and his subalterns; and appropriated $50,000 to be distributed among them and the crew, in lieu of prize money. Lieutenant Morris, for his conduct in this action, as well as in the late escape of the Constitution, in July, was promoted to the rank of post-captain; and sailing master.Aylwin commissioned a lieutenant in the navy of the United States. ' The triumph of the Constitution might surprise the vain prejudices of Great Britain, accustomed, with such facility, to vanquish her rivals on the ocean: but to many in the United States, whose local situations had given them some knowledge of their naval officers, and who had enjoyed the opportunity of observing the valour and energy of their scallion, it was not a matter of surprise. Such a result was confidently expect-' ed. The constant and rigid discipline, inculcated on board the United States' ships of war, renders the sailors almost adequate to the navigation and command of a vessel. They are generally healthful, intelligent, courageous; and above all, they are freemen, actuated by a noble love of their country, and inspired by the invincible spirit of republicanism. In the interior of the United States, far from the ocean, the people had little...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850637
  • 9781236850638