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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Confederate cruisers. (search)
, was sent to England partly to influence public opinion in favor of the Confederacy, and also with a general authority to fit out ships of war. In March, 1863, he purchased on the Clyde the Japan, a new iron screw steamer. She was an excellent vessel, although built for the merchant service, but she was seriously defective as a commerce-destroyer, from the lack of auxiliary sail-power, a defect which Bulloch, in his contracts and purchases, had uniformly avoided. The Japan cleared from Greenock on the 1st of April, 1863, in ballast, as a merchant vessel, bound for the East Indies. A shipping firm of Liverpool was employed as the intermediary to cover all the transactions. One member of the firm was the ostensible owner, and the Japan was registered in his name as a British vessel, and remained so for three months, though engaged during this time in active hostilities against the United States. Another member of the firm shipped the crew, and took charge of a small steamer which
d, therefore, that the harboring and supplying of these piratical ships and their crews in Brazilian ports were wrongs and injuries for which Brazil justly owes reparation to the United States, as ample as the reparation which she now receives from them. They hope and confidently expect this reciprocity in good time, to restore the harmony and friendship which are so essential to the welfare and safety of the two countries. The Georgia was a Glasgow-built iron steamboat, which had left Greenock, as tile Japan, in April, 1863; receiving her armament when off tile coast of France, and at once getting to work as a beast of prey. Having destroyed a number of large and valuable merchant ships, she put in at Cherbourg, and afterward at Bourdeaux; whence she slipped over to England, and was sold (as was said) to a Liverpool merchant for £ 15,000. She now set out for Lisbon, having been chartered, it was given out, by the Portuguese Government; but, when 20 miles from her port of destina
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kidd, William 1650- (search)
Kidd, William 1650- Navigator; born in Scotland, presumably in Greenock, about 1650; entered the merchant-marine service in his youth, and distinguished himself as a privateersman against the French in the West Indies. He was active against the pirates that infested the waters near New York, out of which port he sailed: and for his services the Assembly of the province gave him $750 in 1691. In 1695 a company for the suppression of piracy by privateering was organized in England. Among the shareholders in the enterprise were King William III., the Earl of Bellomont, Robert Livingston, of New York, and other men of wealth and influence. One-tenth of all the booty gained by privateering was to be set aside for the King, and the rest was to be divided among the shareholders. A new ship, of 287 tons, was bought, and named the Adventure galley; and at the suggestion of Livingston, who was then in England, Captain Kidd was appointed her commander and admitted as a shareholder. Hi
and that much of the surface-sand is frequently removed, portions of the area at a time. An acre of area filters 300,000 to 400,000 cubic feet daily. A natural filter is used at Nottingham, England, the reservoir being dug in such position as to receive its water by percolation from the river through a bed of fine sand, which intervenes between the two. The sedimentary matter is continually washed away from the river face of the filter by the action of the stream. The filter of Greenock, Scotland, is a tank 50 feet long, 12 wide, and 8 deep. The water percolates either upward or downward through the filtering material as it may be directed. After the filter has become foul, by opening a sluice the water is turned in the other direction, passing upward through the filter, and passing off by a waste-sluice. After the water is cleansed, the sluices are changed and the filter operates as before. There are three of these filters in the works. The filter of Paisley (c, Fig. 19
Fulton afterward devoted his attention to a submarine battery, for which he obtained a patent in 1813. In 1814 a steam man-of-war was launched under the name of Fulton the first. He died in 1815 Bell's steamboat, the Comet, was built in Greenock, and plied in 1812 between Glasgow and Greenock. It had 40 feet keel, 10 1/2 feet beam, was fitted with a portable engine of 3 horsepower, and was propelled by paddle-wheels. He lost money by the operation, but had a safe, practical boat whichGreenock. It had 40 feet keel, 10 1/2 feet beam, was fitted with a portable engine of 3 horsepower, and was propelled by paddle-wheels. He lost money by the operation, but had a safe, practical boat which made trips all round the coasts of the British Islands. Bell's boat, comet. In 1814, there were 5 steamers making regular passage in Scottish waters, and none in England or Ireland In 1820, England had 17; Scotland, 14; Ireland, 3. In 1840, it stood thus: England. 987; Scotland, 244; Ireland, 79. The Majestic was navigated from Glasgow to Dublin in 1814, by Dodd. In 1817, 7 steamboats plied on the Thames under Dodd's direction. A Parliamentary commission of 1817 stated the necessit
overwhelming kind. So many letters that it took brother Charles from nine in the morning till two in the afternoon to read and answer them in the shortest manner; letters from all classes of people, high and low, rich and poor, in all shades and styles of composition, poetry and prose; some mere outbursts of feeling; some invitations; some advice and suggestions; some requests and inquiries; some presenting books, or flowers, or fruit. Then came, in their turn, deputations from Paisley, Greenock, Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Belfast in Ireland; calls of friendship, invitations of all descriptions to go everywhere, and to see everything, and to stay in so many places. One kind, venerable minister, with his lovely daughter, offered me a retreat in his quiet manse on the beautiful shores of the Clyde. For all these kindnesses, what could I give in return? There was scarce time for even a grateful thought on each. People have often said to me that it must have been an exceed
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 7: the World's Convention.—1840. (search)
. Further, if those who surrounded Mr. Garrison on the platform (nearly all strangers) were not friendly to the Teetotal Society, they must have felt the rebuke that I administered on the occasion. I know, in fact, that it was felt by more than one distinguished individual. At ten o'clock on the morning of July 28, Garrison Herald of Freedom, 7.39. and Rogers bade good-bye to Glasgow, and shortly afterward to Thompson, Remond, William Smeal and John Murray, who had accompanied them to Greenock. From this port they crossed during the night to Dublin, arriving at ten the next morning. And here, says Rogers, we Ibid. found Irish and American The Motts, who walked a mile along the quay to meet them ( Life of J. and L. Mott, p. 169), but were obliged to part from them the same day. friends in prompt waiting for us at the landing, and in a few moments were bag and baggage mounted on that out-of-door, non-de-script vehicle, the Biana car, and full gallop for 161 Great Brunswick S
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 6: third mission to England.—1846. (search)
spoken in public, and talked almost incessantly in private, and come into contact with all sorts of minds, so that it is a marvel to me that, mentally, I am not in a fever, and, physically, entirely prostrated. Lib. 16.174. Add to this the heavy correspondence which his mission entailed. In Glasgow he was the guest of Andrew Paton, Sept. 21, 1846. and at a social tea renewed his friendship with the members of the Emancipation Society. A visit to John Murray at Bowling Bay and meeting at Greenock were followed Sept. 22. at Paisley by the most crowded and enthusiastic meeting Sept. 23; he had yet seen on that side of the water; but even for Lib. 16.174. this there were climaxes in store. Thence he passed to Sept. 24. Edinburgh, making numerous addresses; to Dundee, a Sept. 28. stronghold of the Free Church, where, nevertheless, a large impromptu audience gave him hearty applause. Again in Edinburgh, where he especially enjoyed the Sept. 29. warm hospitality of the Rev. James
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 3: the Proclamation.—1863. (search)
m, even if it were offered to him! Nothing could be more calculated to stir up the religious sentiment of the country against the cause of which the Times has made itself the principal champion. This is another example of the manner in which the devil sometimes overreaches himself. George Thompson to W. L. Garrison. London, Feb. 5, 1863. Ms. and Lib. 33.34. Since I last addressed you, I have attended meetings in the following places, viz.: Sheffield, Heywood, Dumfries, Kilmarnock, Greenock, Dumbarton, Paisley, Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Galashiels, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath, Stroud, Kingswood, and London. The mention of some of these towns will bring old scenes to your Ante, 2.396, 397, 399; 3.172, 176. remembrance, when we were companions and fellow-laborers— as, thank God, we still are. . . . Since I left Scotland, on the 22d ultimo, my meetings have been all on the American question—and such meetings! They have reminded me of t
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 2: (search)
pplies. The Fingal was bought on the Clyde in September, 1861, by Capt. James D. Bulloch, of Georgia, the European agent of the Confederate States. She was a new ship, with a speed of thirteen knots, high for that time, and was the first to run the blockade directly for the Confederate government. The passengers besides Captain Bulloch were Col. Edward C. Anderson, Messrs. Foster and Moffatt, of Charleston, and Dr. Holland, an ex-surgeon of the United States army. They sailed from Greenock, Scotland, early in October, under the British flag, and with a British captain; collided with an Austrian brig at Holyhead, but fortunately escaped injury, and arrived at Bermuda November 2d. Bulloch then explained to his English crew that his true object was to run the blockade, and that though the ship still flew the British flag, he had a bill of sale for her in his pocket. The captain and crew stood by him in this emergency, and the merchantman was at once transformed into a respectable f
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