The James Sprunt Historical Publications Volume 12-14

The James Sprunt Historical Publications Volume 12-14

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... the British Frigate Macedonia. In 1814 he was transferred to the "President" as Flagship and the command of a second squadron and performed those brilliant services that has rendered the naval record ot the United States the most brilliant, perhaps, in our naval annals. In 1820 he was challenged to a duel by Commodore James Barron and in the encounter which followed Decatur was mortally wounded and a few hours later, March 22, 1820, died. His death provoked profound sorrow throughout the nation. ' Cambridge, the home of Goldsborough-s mother, is in Dorchester County, Eastern Shore of Maryland. MY DEAR Sm: Allow me to introduce to your acquaintance Mr. H. Y.1 W. Harrington, a young gentleman whom you will find worthy of your esteem and kind attentions.--He is the son of the late Gen'. Harrington of N. C. and my cousin, possessed of a handsome patrimony, he has entered our naval service from motives which will I trust conduct him in time to distinction. He is diffident and amiable--and may require advice. Will you exercise toward him a paternal part, so far as to give him your advice when he may require it? In doing so, you will greatly oblige him, and me. I am, with very great esteem. Yrs. truly, C. W. GOLDSBOROUGH. Theo. Armistead2, Esq., Wash. 3 March 1812. Norfolk, Virg. 1 Harrington soon dropped the "Y" out of his name and thereafter wrote and received all correspondence as H. W. Harrington. 2 One of five brothers of an old Virginia family who fought in the war of 1812. One of these brothers, Col. Lewis Armistead, led the forlorn hope and was killed in the assault on Fort Erie, in the war of 1812, and another, Col. George Armistead, commanded Fort McHenry. guarding the approach to Baltimore, and succeeded...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965078
  • 9781236965073