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" I should soon be a prisoner. He could be of no use to me in the then wretched state of the Essex; and finding (from the enemy's putting his helm up) that my... "
Historical Sketches of the Late War, Between the United States and Great ... - Page 245
by John Lewis Thomson - 1816 - 359 pages
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Niles' National Register, Volume 6

1814
...the enemy, and he to the leeward of me, I still hoped to be able to board him. At this moment lieut. Downes came on board to receive my orders, under the impression that I should soon b* a prisoner. He could be of no use to me in the then wretched state of the Essex ; and finding (from...
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The Analectic Magazine, Volume 4

1814
...expecting that Captain Porter would soon be a prisoner. His services could be of no avail in the deplorable state of the Essex, and finding from the enemy's putting his helm up, that the last attempt at boarding would not succeed, Captain Porter directed him, after he had been ten...
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The Examiner: Containing Political Essays on the Most Important ..., Volume 2

1814
...Mj ship was now totally unmanageable ; yet. as her liead was towards the enemy, and he to leewari! of me, I still hoped to be able to board him. At this...the impression that I should soon be a prisoner. He cnuld be of no use to me in the (hen wrr.trhrd itate of the Esfex ; and finding (from thn enemy's ng...
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The Historical Register of the United States, Volume 4

Thomas H. Palmer - 1816
...expecting tha? captain Porter would soon be a prisoner. His services could be of no avail in the deplorable state of the Essex, and finding from the enemy's putting his helm up, that the last attempt at boarding would not succeed, Downes was directed to return to his own ship, to be...
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Collection of the Official Accounts, in Detail, of All the Battles Fought by ...

Heman Allen Fay - 1817 - 295 pages
...this moment, Lieut. Commandant Downs came on board to receive my orders, under the impression that 1 should soon be a prisoner ; he could be of no use...attempt at boarding would not succeed, I directed him to return to his own ship, to be prepared for defending and destroying her, in case of attack ; he...
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The Biography of the Principal American Military and Naval Heroes ...

Thomas Wilson - 1817
...be able to board him. At this moment LieutenantCommandant Downes came on board to receive VOL. n. 12 my orders, under the impression that I should soon...could be of no use to me in the then wretched state of die Essex ; and finding (from the enemy's putting his helm up) that my last attempt at boarding would...
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The Biography of the Principal American Military and Naval Heroes ...

Thomas Wilson - 1819
...able to board him. At' this moment LieutenantCommandant Downes came on board to receive VOL. n. 12 my orders, under the impression that I should •soon...attempt at boarding would not succeed, I directed bin), after he had been about ten minutes on board, to return to his own ship, to be prepared for defending...
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The Naval Monument: Containing Official and Other Accounts of All the ...

Abel Bowen - 1830 - 326 pages
...toward the enemy, and he to leeward of me, I still hoped to be able to board him. At this moment, Lieut. Commandant Downes came on board to receive my orders,...finding (from the enemy's putting his helm up) that my attempt at boarding would not succeed, I directed him, after he had been about 10 minutes on board,...
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American Naval Battles: Being a Complete History of the Battles Fought by ...

1831 - 278 pages
...expecting that captain Porter would soon be a prisoner. His services could be of no avail in the deplorable state of the Essex, and finding from the enemy's putting his helm up, that the last attempt at boarding would not succeed, captain Porter directed him, after he had been ten...
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The Anglo-American Magazine, Volume 5

1854
...the enemy, and he to the leeward of me, I still hoped to be able to board him. At this moment Lieut. Downes came on board to receive my orders, under the impression that I should soon be a prisoner, lie could bo of no use to me in the then wretched state of the Essex ; and finding (from the enemy's...
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