Memoirs of Paul Jones, Late Rear-Admiral in the Russian Service, Chevalier of the Military Order of Merit, and of the Russian Order of St. Anne, &C., Now First Comp. from His Original Journals and Correspondence

Memoirs of Paul Jones, Late Rear-Admiral in the Russian Service, Chevalier of the Military Order of Merit, and of the Russian Order of St. Anne, &C., Now First Comp. from His Original Journals and Correspondence : Including an Volume 2

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...pleasant and agreeable. I was confirmed in this belief from the essential services which I had the good fortune to render the empire. I am aware that your Excellency is sometimes teased by importunate persons, but, as I am a man of delicacy in every thing, I deserve to be distinguished from the common herd. "On the 6th of June, the last time you gave me an opportunity of speaking with you, I gave you a confidential note, containing the details Secret Note addressed to the Minister Besborodko by Rear-Admiral Paul Jones. "June 6,1789. "The great object of a Russian fleet in the Mediterranean is to endeavour to cut off the communication between Egypt and the coast of Syria with Constantinople, from whence they procure their corn, rice, coffee, &c. This operation will oblige them to withdraw a very considerable part of their fleet from the Black Sea. To encompass this end, I ask a carte blanche, and only, exclusive of small boats, five large vessels, like the East-Indiamen which are purchased in London after they have made three voyages, and which carry from forty to fifty guns. They are strong vessels and good sailers. They are sent from London to Naples under the English flag, under pretext of being engaged in mercantile enterprises. No person can have any thing to say against it. The of a plan by which, without interfering with any other project, and with the utmost economy, great service might be done to Russia. You promised to submit it to the Empress; and you yourself proposed to place a detachment of vessels under my command, to serve during the existing campaign in the Black Sea, and afterwards in the Mediterranean. I could not have imagined that these plans were so carelessly to be thrown aside; and, in place of...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569512
  • 9781236569516