Biographia Navalis: Or, Impartial Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of Officers of the Navy of Great Britain, from the Year 1660 to the Present Time; Drawn from the Most Authentic Sources, and Disposed in a Chronological Arrangement, Volume 4

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Page 172 - Majefty's honour, and my country's fervice. I am forry that my endeavours were not attended with more fuccefs, and that the armament under my command proved too weak to fucceed in an expedition of fuch moment. Truth has prevailed over calumny and falfehood, and juftice has wiped off the ignominious ftain of my fuppoled want of perfonal courage, or difaffeftion.
Page 333 - Thus beloved and revered, amiable in private life as illustrious in public, this gallant and profitable servant of his country, when he was beginning to reap the harvest of his toils and dangers, in the full meridian of years and glory, after having been providentially...
Page 338 - Generalship of the Marines, together with his rank in the navy, at the King's feet, entreating him to take both away, if they could forward his service...
Page 218 - Joseph, and to two ships that guarded the mouth of the harbour, which he sustained for many hours that day, and part of the next, with uncommon intrepidity. As he was giving his...
Page 166 - Article of War, part of which he falls under, and which admits of no mitigation, even if the crime should be committed by an error in judgment only ; and therefore, for our own consciences ' sakes, as well as in justice to the prisoner, we pray your Lordships, in the most earnest manner, to recommend him to his Majesty's clemency.
Page 236 - George the second, intituled, "an act for naturalizing such foreign Protestants and "others therein mentioned as are settled or shall settle in any of his " Majesty's Colonies in America...
Page 145 - ... what batteries or guns might be placed to prevent our having any communication with the Castle, falling little wind, it was five before I could form my line, or distinguish any of the enemy's motions; and not at all to judge of their force more than by their numbers, which were...
Page 148 - three feet to our one, and therefore have the choice " how they will engage us, or if they will at all, and...
Page 173 - ... be on their fide, God forgive them, as I do ; and may the diftrefs of their minds, and uneafinefs of their confciences, which in juftice to me they have reprefented, be relieved and fubfide as my refentment has done. The Supreme Judge lees all hearts and motives, and to him I muft fubmit the juftice of my caufe.
Page 172 - I know my own innocence, and am conscious that no part of my country's misfortunes can be owing to me.

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