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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sackett's Harbor. (search)
guns; and a company of artillery had four heavy guns. With this force the Americans were prepared to receive the invaders. The squadron slowly entered the harbor (July 29), and when the Royal George and Prince Regent were near enough, Capt. William Vaughan, a sailing-mas- Map of operations at Sackett's Harbor in May, 1813. ter, in charge of the Old sow and her companions, opened fire upon them, but without effect. The people on the shore plainly heard derisive laughter on board the Royalup for about two hours, the squadron standing off and on out of the range of the smaller guns. One of the enemy's shot (a 32-pounder) came over the bluff, struck the ground, and ploughed a furrow. Sergeant Spier caught it up and ran with it to Vaughan, exclaiming, I have been playing ball with the redcoats and have caught 'em out. See if the British can catch it back again. the Royal George was at that moment nearing to give a broadside. Vaughan's great gun immediately sent back the ball wi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vaughan, William 1703- (search)
Vaughan, William 1703- Military officer; born in Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 12, 1703; graduated at Harvard University in 1722; became interested in the Newfoundland fisheries and settled in Damariscotta; was lieutenant-colonel of militia in the Louisburg expedition in 1745; and, feeling slighted in the distribution of awards, he went to London, England, to present his claims, where he died, Dec. 11, 1746.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wallace, Sir James -1803 (search)
Wallace, Sir James -1803 Naval officer; commanded the British fleet at Newport, R. I., in 1775, where he had a laconic correspondence with Capt. Abraham Whipple (q. v.). He bore General Vaughan's marauding land force up the Hudson River in October, 1777; and in 1779 was captured by D'Estaing. In Rodney's battle with De Grasse, on April 12, 1782, he commanded the Warrior. In 1794 he was made rear-admiral; in 1795 vice-admiral; and in 1801 admiral of the blue. He was governor of Newfoundland from 1793 to 1795. He died in London, March 6, 1803.
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 3: (search)
Chapter 3: Departure for Europe. arrival in England. State of feeling there. Mr. Roscoe. Chirk Castle. Dr. Parr. arrival in London. Mr. Vaughan. Mr. Sharp. Sir Humphry Davy. Gifford. Lord Byron. anecdotes of Bonaparte. Mr. Murray. Mr. West. Mr. Campbell. Mrs. Siddons. leaves London. arrival in Gottingen. Mr. Ticknor was now twenty-three years old, in full vigor of health and activity of mind, having faithfully used his powers and opportunities for the acquy easy, for I shall run no risk .... We left Liverpool on the 17th, and arrived here on the 25th, and are just settled in our respective lodgings, and ready to present our letters of introduction. Journal. May 30.—To-day I dined at Mr. William Vaughan's, the brother of Mr. Benjamin Vaughan, of Hallowell, and of Mr. John Vaughan, of Philadelphia, and as actively kind and benevolent as either of them. Dr. Rees, the editor of the Cyclopaedia, was there, and, though now past seventy, and o
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 10: (search)
that interested me. The society on which I relied for rational conversation and agreeable intercourse was the foreign and diplomatic, which had its stated rendezvous and amusements, five evenings every week, and afforded a refuge on the others. On Sunday evening there was always a quiet, sober party at Sir Henry Wellesley's. He himself is a man of not more than common talents, but of sound judgment, and altogether a respectable English gentleman. The chief secretary of the legation, Mr. Vaughan, is a Fellow of Oxford, about five-and-thirty years old, who, though in the opposition, has made his way by talent and learning, and is soon to become a minister. For five years he had a travelling fellowship, and employed it in going through the interior of Asia, crossing down from Russia into Persia, and coming back by Palestine and Greece; altogether one of the most romantic expeditions I have ever heard of, and he himself altogether an interesting man. . . . . On Tuesday evening e
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 13: (search)
the 18th of January, 1819, I came to London [from Ramsgate], by the way of Canterbury, getting thus a view of the agricultural prospects in the county of Kent, and struck for the third time with the bustle which, from so far, announces the traveller's approach to the largest and most active capital in Europe. . . . . I went to see the kind and respectable Sir Joseph Banks several times, and renewed my acquaintance with the Marquess of Lansdowne, passed a night with my excellent friend Mr. Vaughan, etc. . . . . I found here, too, Count Funchal,. . . . and was very glad to know more of Count Palmella, whom I had known a little at the Marquis of Marialva's, and who is certainly an accomplished gentleman and scholar, as well as a statesman. See ante, pp. 180 and 248. Palmella had been Portuguese plenipotentiary at the Congress of Vienna, and afterwards held other high offices. I have met few men in Europe who have so satisfied my expectations as this extraordinary young man, who,
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 17: (search)
scholarly men, who had fled, for political reasons, first to Switzerland, and thence to the United States, and who had written to him asking aid in finding employment. Their names were Beck and Follen, and it was supposed they might be found or heard of in Philadelphia. On his way home, therefore, Mr. Ticknor took great pains to gain some knowledge of them in Philadelphia, but failed up to the last day of his stay there. On that day, Mr. John Vaughan Brother of Mr. Benjamin and Mr. William Vaughan; see ante, p. 55. dined with him at the hotel, and, being interested in the search, suggested, as a last resource, that a Swiss shopkeeper in the neighborhood might possibly furnish some information. This chance was tried successfully. Two modest young men were found, just preparing, in despair of better things, to go as tillers of the soil into the interior of Pennsylvania. Mr. Ticknor said to them, You must furnish me with a written statement of your history and acquirements.
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 19: (search)
there to welcome us. A few nights afterwards we had the whole town turned in upon ourselves, for the first time in our lives . . . . . I am very glad you like Mr. Vaughan. British Minister at Washington, formerly Secretary of Legation at Madrid. See ante, p. 209. He is, I think, one of the most respectable gentlemen I have ev pleasant, and asked much after you; talked about general matters as much as he could, but still constantly came back to politics. From Mr. Clay's we went to Mr. Vaughan's, who showed more pleasure at seeing me than I thought he would. . . . . Mr. Webster and he seemed quite familiar, and we all dine with him to-day at five o'cln it was when we were here together. I have been very happy in my visit to Mr. Webster, who has been very kind and confidential with me. I am glad to have seen Mr. Vaughan, and to have found him so pleasant. I am glad to have seen Count Menou, the Livingstons, and so on; but I am glad it is over, and that we are going to set our
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 21: (search)
th, and found him a good deal stouter than he was when I knew him before, and with his hair grown quite white; but not a jot less amusing. He seems to think that the government of the United States was much weakened by the compromise about the tariff with South Carolina, and says that it is the opinion of the wise politicians in England. . . We dined in the city with our very kind friends the Vaughans; See ante, pp. 15 and 55. and I was much gratified to find that, notwithstanding Mr. W. Vaughan's great age, he is, excepting deafness, quite well preserved. . . . . We met there, too, my old friend Mr. Maltby, the successor of Porson as Librarian of the London Institution, whom I had formerly known both here and in Italy, still full of the abundance of his learning and zeal. The evening, from a little after ten to half past 1, we spent at the Marchioness of Lansdowne's, who gave a grand concert. The house itself, with its fine grounds filling the whole of one side of Berkeley
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
ouche, Guymond de la, 126. Trenton Falls, visits, 386. Trist, Mr., 348. Trist, Mrs., 348. Trowbridge, Sir, Thomas, 180, 277. Tudor, William, Life of James Otis, 338 and note. Tuscany, Leopold Grand Duke of, 489. U Ubaldo, Marchese, 175. V Van Buren, Martin, 372, 409. Van Rensselaer, General, 381. Varnhagen Von Ense 495. Vathek. See Beckford. Vaughan, Benjamin, 55, 352 note, 413. Vaughan, John, 15, 55, 352. Vaughan, Mr., 209, 372 and note, 381, 382. Vaughan, William, 55, 58, 263, 352 note, 413. Venice, visits, 162-166. Verplanck, Mr., 381. Victoria, Princess, 435, 437. Vignolles, Rev. Mr., 424. Villafranca, Marques de, 197. Villemain, A. F., 131, 133, 139. Villers, pamphlet in defence of Gottingen University, 11. Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, record of his death, 438. Villiers, Hon., Edward, 437 and note. Villiers, Hon. Mrs. Edward, 437 and note. Villiers, Mrs., 418. Virginia, visits, 26, 31-38. Vogel von Vogelstein,
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