Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Band 77

Massachusetts Historical Society., 1927 - 356 Seiten
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For the statement above quoted, also for full bibliographical information regarding this publication, and for the contents of the volumes [1st ser.] v. 1- 7th series, v. 5, cf. Griffin, Bibl. of Amer. hist. society. 2d edition, 1907, p. 346-360.

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Seite 49 - Arms, attack, subdue, and take all Ships and other Vessels whatsoever, carrying Soldiers, Arms, Gunpowder, Ammunition, Provisions, or any other contraband Goods, to any of the British Armies or Ships of War, employed against these Colonies.
Seite 26 - Territory, and also to kill, slay, destroy and conquer, by all fitting ways, enterprizes and means whatsoever, all and every such person and persons as shall at any time hereafter attempt or enterprize the destruction, invasion, detriment or annoyance of Our said Province or Territory...
Seite 10 - Ships, Vessels and Goods, as are or shall be liable to Confiscation Pursuant to the respective Treaties between his Majesty and other Princes, States and Potentates, and to bring the same to Judgment in...
Seite 26 - Legislature to exist, as occasion shall necessarily require; and to take and surprise, by all ways and means whatsoever, all and every such person or persons, with their ships, arms, ammunition and other goods as shall, in a hostile manner, invade or attempt the invading, conquering or annoying this Commonwealth...
Seite 36 - You are to pay a sacred regard to the rights of neutral powers, and the usage and customs of civilized nations; and on no pretence whatever, presume to take or seize any ships or vessels belonging to the subjects of princes or powers in alliance with these United States; except they are employed in carrying contraband goods or soldiers to our enemies...
Seite 16 - There has not been a more memorable action this war, and the feats of our American frigates and privateers have not been sufficiently published in Europe. It would answer valuable purposes, both by encouraging their honest and brave hearts and by exciting emulations elsewhere, to give them a little more than they have had of the fame they have deserved. Some of the most skillful, determined, persevering and successful engagements that have ever happened upon the seas have been performed by American...
Seite 33 - ... are friends to the American cause, which you shall suffer to pass unmolested, the commanders thereof permitting a peaceable search, and giving satisfactory information of the contents of the ladings, and destinations of the voyages.
Seite 43 - ... the said as a private ship of war, and to make captures of British vessels and cargoes, Shall not exceed or transgress the powers and authorities which shall be contained in the said Commission, but shall in all things observe and conduct himself and govern his crew by and according to the same and certain instructions therewith to be delivered, and such other instructions as may hereafter be given to him, and shall make reparation for all damages sustained by any misconduct or unwarrantable...
Seite 34 - You shall, by all convenient opportunities, send to Congress written accounts of the captures you shall make, with the number and names of the captives, copies of your journal from time to time, and intelligence of what may occur or be discovered concerning the designs of the enemy, and the destination, motions, and operations of their fleets and armies.
Seite 15 - Whippie, writing to Josiah Bartlett from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, July 12, 1778, says: "I agree with you that the privateers have much distressed the trade of our Enemies, but had there been no privateers is it not probable there would have been a much larger number of Public Ships than has been fitted out, which might have distressed the Enemy nearly as much & furnished these States with necessaries on much better terms than they have been supplied by Privateers? . . . No kind of Business can...

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