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Page 298 - But thus much is certain, that he that commands the sea is at great liberty, and may take as much and as little of the war as he will. Whereas those that be strongest by land are many times nevertheless in great straits.
Page 18 - They that go down to the sea in ships : and occupy their business in great waters ; These men see the works of the Lord : and his wonders in the deep. For at his word the stormy wind ariseth : which lifteth up the waves thereof.
Page 631 - Many of these savages drank the blood of their victims, as it flowed warm from the fatal wound. We now perceived, though too late to avail us, that we were to expect no relief from the French ; and that, contrary to the agreement they had...
Page 632 - ... to be beneficial, she should be rewarded for it, she informed him, that at the council to be held with the Indians the following day, ' Pontiac and his chiefs intended to murder him ; and, after having massacred the garrison and inhabitants, to plunder the town. That, for this purpose, all the chiefs who were to be admitted into the...
Page 23 - He is apprised of the superiority of your numbers, and the disposition of your troops to impede his supplies, and render his retreat a scene of carnage on both sides. In this situation he is impelled by humanity, and thinks himself justified, by established principles and precedents of state and war, to spare the lives of brave men upon honourable terms.
Page 79 - ... objections ; to these he got no other answer but that ' his counsel was not called for ; he required obedience only, he did not want advice.' Sir Charles also told me that whilst the project was in operation (the battle then raging), his own attention being occupied by the gallant defence made by the...
Page 373 - Three or four of them refused to comply, for which they were punished in the following cruel manner : their hands were tied behind their backs, a rope from the mast-head rove through their arms, and hoisted three or four feet from the deck, and five or six men flogged them with...
Page 79 - It happened to me to be present, and sitting next to Admiral Rodney at table, when the thought seemed first to occur to him of breaking the French line by passing through it in the heat of action. It was at Lord George Germain's house at Stoneland after dinner, when having asked a number of questions about...
Page 633 - As soon as the morning dawned, he ordered all the garrison under arms, and then imparting his apprehensions to a few of the principal officers, gave them such directions as he thought necessary. At the same time he sent round to all the traders, to inform them, that as it was expected a great number of Indians would enter the town that day, who might be inclined to plunder, he desired they would have their arms ready, and repel any attempt of that kind.