A Private Journal from the Period of the Sailing of the First Ship of War from Portsmouth, to the Termination of the War with the Algerines

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J. Gresswell, 1817 - 46 pages
 

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Page 32 - Commander -in -Chief takes this opportunity of again returning his public thanks to the admirals, captains, officers, seamen, marines, royal marine artillery, royal sappers and miners, and the royal rocket corps, for the noble support he has received from them throughout the whole of this arduous service ; and he is...
Page 31 - Royal Highness the Prince Regent of England :. I. The abolition, for ever, of Christian slavery. II. The delivery,. to my flag, of all slaves in the dominions of the Dey, to whatever nation they may belong, at noon to-morrow.
Page 32 - ... of again returning his public thanks to the admirals, captains, officers, seamen, marines, royal marine artillery, royal sappers and miners, and the royal rocket corps, for the noble support he has received from them throughout the whole of this arduous service; and he is pleased to direct, that on Sunday next a public thanksgiving be offered up to Almighty God for the signal interposition of his Divine Providence, during the conflict which took place on the 27th between His Majesty's fleet and...
Page 32 - To deliver also, to my flag, all money received by him for the redemption of slaves since the commencement of this year, at noon also to-morrow.
Page 38 - Nos. 9 and 10, and any other she may be able to fire upon. The Granicus should occupy any space in the line open between the ships at anchor ; or if either of the frigates in the mouth of the Mole should meet with accident, she will endeavour to take her place. Hebrus will attack battery, No. 7 and 8. Minden will attack the large battery, No. 4, taking care not to pass to the southward of the north-east angle. She will also be able to fire on No. 5 and 6. This attack need not be closely pressed,...
Page 37 - ... the latter ship placing herself to the southward of the large arch near the centre of the works, and the Superb between us ; and when placed, it will be of the greatest advantage if they could be made fast to each other, and hove together to concentrate their fire. The rear-ship, the Albion, will see if by any failure she can supply the place of either ship thrown out. But if the Impregnable succeeds in getting her place, it appears to me the Albion may be well situated close on her bow, presenting...
Page 38 - Glasgow will anchor, and present her broadside to the Fishmarket battery, Nos. 9 and 10, and any other she may be able to fire upon. The Granicus should occupy any space in the line open between the ships at anchor ; or if either of the frigates in the mouth of the Mole should meet with accident, she will endeavour to take her place. Hebrus will attack battery, No. 7 and 8. Minden will attack the large battery, No. 4, taking care not to pass to the southward of the north-east angle. She will also...
Page 29 - ... unrelenting frosts congeal: Yet sure, if right Palemon can divine, The sense of gentle pity dwells in thine. Yes ! all his cares thy sympathy shall know, And prove the kind companion of his woe.
Page 24 - ... not at peace with them. The country about Algiers is adorned with gardens and fine villas, watered by fountains and rivulets; and thither the inhabitants resort in the hot seasons. Algiers had for ages braved the resentment of the most powerful states in Christendom'.

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