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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 48 (search)
, as the devil may be supposed to make after holy water! This good humor saved the captives from imprisonment, and they were allowed to take their boats with provisions and start for Singapore. After the usual cremation services, the Alabama steamed out past the light-ship, and was once more in the Indian Ocean. Query, were the two ships above-named burned in neutral waters? The Alabama now proceeded to the Bay of Bengal, and on the 11th of January captured and burned the Emma Jane. of Bath. Maine. This was the last vessel burned by Captain Semmes in that quarter. Further continuance in the East Indies did not promise much profit and the Alabama finally proceeded towards the Cape of Good Hope. But even in that quarter there were no prizes to be found. American vessels that were not laid up in port or transferred to the British flag avoided the beaten track. On the 20th of March Semmes went into Cape Town for coal and provisions, and there found the Tuscaloosa, which vesse
ng fast tis on land & sea, And we must and face our enemee Great Britain eighty years a gou, whilst we were young and slender She aimt at us a mortal bow, but God was our defender Jehovah. saw her horid plan Great Washinton he gave us his holiness inspired that man With power and skill to save Us She sent her fleets and armies ore To ransack kill and plunder Our heroes met them on the show And did beat them back like thunder Our Independance we possest And with there hands they assind it But on thare hearts twas near imprest And never could we find it We, bore it untel forbarrance twas degrading They wood rob our ship at sea and stop Us from furron nation a trading The Washing has built his famo with credit and renoun He has planted a tree of libertee that Britteans cant pul down The roots they reach from Show to Show the Branches reach the sky Tis oh for freedom wele a dow Will Conquer foes or die for James Schofiele (from Lynchbug virginia for James P. Christian--Bath (Me.) Times.
enturies, at Maresfield, in the county of Sussex, some seventy miles from London. It is believed that the only persons now living of that name can be traced back to this common stock. In England, the most distinguished bearer of this name was Richard Kidder, Bishop of Bath and Wells. He was born in 1633, at East Grinstead, the birthplace of the American emigrant, whose kinsman he was. He was Rector of St. Martin's, London; Prebend of Norwich, 1681; Dean of Peterborough, 1689; and Bishop of Bath, 1691. He was killed, during the great gale of Nov. 27, 1703, by the fall of a chimney on the bishop's palace at Wells, which crushed him and his wife while at prayers. His daughter, Ann, died unmarried; and her only sister, Susanna, married Sir Richard Everard, one of the early governors of South Carolina, and has numerous descendants alive in that State. The pedigree of the American branch, in the direct line, is: Richard Kidder (1) was living at Maresfield, 1492; his son, Richard (2),
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Government, instrument of. (search)
on, 6; Westminster, 2; Monmouthshire, 3; Norfolk, 10; Norwich, 2; Lynn-Regis, 2; Great Yarmouth, 2; Northamptonshire, 6; Peterborough, 1; Northampton, 1; Nottinghamshire, 4; Nottingham, 2; Northumberland, 3; Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1; Berwick, 1; Oxfordshire, 5; Oxford City, 1; Oxford University, 1; Woodstock, 1; Rutlandshire, 2; Shropshire, 4; Shrewsbury, 2; Bridgnorth, 1; Ludlow, 1; Staffordshire, 3; Lichfield, 1; Stafford, 1; Newcastle-under-Lyne, 1; Somersetshire, 11; Bristol, 2; Taunton, 2; Bath, 1; Wells, 1; Bridgewater, 1; Southamptonshire, 8; Winchester, 1; Southampton, 1; Portsmouth, 1; Isle of Wight, 2: Andover, 1; Suffolk, 10; Ipswich, 2; Bury St. Edmunds, 2; Dunwich, 1; Sudbury, 1; Surrey, 6; Southwark, 2; Guildford, 1; Reigate, 1; Sussex, 9; Chichester, 1; Lewes, 1; East Grinstead, 1; Arundel, 1; Rye, 1; Westmoreland, 2; Warwickshire, 4; Coventry, 2; Warwick, 1; Wiltshire, 10; New Sarum, 2; Marlborough, 1; Devizes, 1; Worcestershire, 5; Worcester, 2. Yorkshire.—West Riding
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Great charter (search)
icers, and to all bailiffs and other his faithful subjects, greeting. Know ye, that we, in the presence of God, and for the health of our soul, and the souls of our ancestors and heirs, and to the honour of God and the exaltation of Holy Church, and amendment of our kingdom; by advice of our venerable fathers, Stephen archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England, and cardinal of the Holy Roman Church; Henry archbishop of Dublin, William bishop of London, Peter of Winchester, Jocelin of Bath and Glastonbury, Hugh of Lincoln, Walter of Worcester, William of Coventry, Benedict of Rochester, bishops; and Master Pandulph the pope's sub-deacon and familiar, Brother Aymerick master of the Knights Templars in England, and the noble persons, William the marshal, earl of Pembroke, William earl of Salisbury, William earl of Warren, William earl of Arundel, Alan de Galloway, constable of Scotland, Warin Fitzgerald, Peter Fitz-Herbert, and Hubert de Burgh, seneschal of Poictou, Hugo de Nevil
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hartley, David 1729-1813 (search)
Hartley, David 1729-1813 Politician; born in England in 1729; educated at Oxford, he became a member of Parliament, in which he was always distinguished by liberal views. He opposed the American war, and was appointed one of the British commissioners to treat for peace with Franklin at Paris. He was one of the first advocates in the House of Commons for the abolition of the slave-trade, and was an ingenious inventor. He died in Bath, England, Dec. 19, 1813.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hunter, Joseph 1783-1861 (search)
Hunter, Joseph 1783-1861 Author; born in Sheffield, England, Feb. 6, 1783; became a Presbyterian minister and was pastor in Bath in 1809-33. He published Founders of New Plymouth. He died in London, May 9, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parry, Sir William Edward 1790-1855 (search)
Parry, Sir William Edward 1790-1855 Arctic navigator; born in Bath, England, Dec. 19, 1790; entered the royal navy at thirteen. Being engaged in blockading the New England coast in 1813, he ascended the Connecticut River about 20 miles, and destroyed twenty-seven privateers and other vessels. In 1818 he joined Sir John Ross's expedition to the Polar seas, and the next year he commanded a second expedition, penetrating to lat. 70° 44′ 20″ N. and long. 110° W., which entitled him to receive the reward of $20,000 offered by Parliament for reaching thus far west within the Arctic Circle. He was promoted to commander on his return, in 1820, and was knighted in 1829. He made another expedition in 1821-23; and in another, in 1826, he reached the lat. of 82° 45′ in boats and sledges, the nearest point to the north pole which had then been reached. Parry was made rear-admiral of the white in 1852, and in 1853 lieutenantgovernor of Greenwich Hospital. He died in Ems, Germany, July
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pownall, Thomas 1720-1805 (search)
e sovereigns of Europe who shall call upon their ministers to state to them things as they really do exist in nature, shall form the earliest, the more sure, and natural connection with North America, as being, what she is, an independent State. . . . The new empire of America is, like a giant, ready to run its course. The fostering care with which the rival powers of Europe will nurse it insures its establishment beyond all doubt and danger. As early as 1760, Pownall, who had associated with liberal men while upholding the King's prerogative, many times said that the political independence of the Americans was certain, and near at hand. On one occasion Hutchinson, who, eight years later, was in Pownall's official seat in Massachusetts, hearing of these remarks, exclaimed, Not for centuries! for he knew how strong was the affection of New England for the fatherland. He did not know how strong was the desire of the people for liberty. Pownall died in Bath, England, Feb. 25, 1805.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stephen, James 1759-1832 (search)
Stephen, James 1759-1832 Author; born in Poole, England, in 1759; received a fair education and became a barrister; was a member of Parliament, and later was made under secretary for the colonies. He was the author of American arguments on neutral rights; Speech in the House of Commons on the overtures of the American government, etc. He died in Bath, England, Oct. 10, 1832. Stephens, Alexander Hamilton
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