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306 ページ - August, stating that, having been called on by the governor-general of the Canadas, to aid him in carrying into effect measures of retaliation against the inhabitants of the United States for the wanton...
ii ページ - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
38 ページ - Detroit. It is far from my inclination to join in a war of extermination, but you must be aware, that the numerous body of Indians who have attached themselves to my troops, will be beyond my controul the moment the contest commences.
xx ページ - I understand them, are whether or not the importation in question is a species of the genus marble and was known as a variety of marble commercially and in common parlance. These are questions of fact and are presented to the court upon the same record that was presented to the board. I do not think it necessary to enter into a discussion of these matters at length, for the reason that the question now presented to the court is not whether the court would have reached a different conclusion from...
323 ページ - Beckmantown road, to watch the motions of the enemy, and to skirmish with him as he advanced : also to obstruct the roads with fallen trees, and to break up the bridges.
249 ページ - ... which were worked with such bravery and skill, as in half an hour to do so much injury to the enemy, as to compel them to haul off and repair. It was evident that Commodore Hillyar meant to risk nothing from the daring courage of the Americans ; all his manoeuvres were deliberate and wary ; his antagonist was in his power, and his only concern was to succeed with as little loss to himself as possible. The situation of the Essex was most vexatious to our brave countrymen ; many Of them were already...
46 ページ - The fire was kept up with equal warmth for fifteen minutes longer, when his main-mast and fore-mast went, taking with them every spar, excepting the bowsprit. On seeing this we ceased firing, so that in...
250 ページ - ... by some lucky chance, to escape from the grasp of the foe. A hawser was bent to the sheet anchor, and the anchor cut from the bows, to bring the ship's head around.
221 ページ - Carrol to halt and form, and a few guns had been fired, I beheld the right and left columns of the rear guard precipitately give way. This shameful retreat was disastrous in the extreme ; it drew along with it the greater part of the centre column, leaving not more than twenty-five men, who being formed by Col.
183 ページ - ... getting in motion broke through the enemy with irresistible force. in one minute the contest in front was over. the British officers seeing no hopes of reducing their disordered ranks to order, and our mounted men wheeling upon them and pouring in a destructive fire immediately surrendered.