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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.