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Journal of Voyages

Containing an Account of the Author's being Twice Captured by the English and Once by Gibbs the Pirate...

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Author: Jacob Dunham
Published: 1850
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,320 / 184 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75
LoC Category: V
Downloads: 691
Added to site: 2010.10.03
mnybks.net#: 29161
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Nautical, History

His narrow escape whenchased by an English war schooner;as well as his beingcast away and residing with Indians.To which is addedsome account of the soil, products, laws and customs of chagres, the musquitto shore, and St. Blas, at the isthmus of Darien.

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forty-five years of age, about six feet in height, elegantly formed, and possessing a benign expression of countenance, scarcely to be expected from one who had been following, from his youth, a sea-faring life, and had been engaged in some of the most bloody naval battles on record. When a poor boy he was taken on board the English fleet by Lord Nelson, continued with him during his various engagements, and became Nelson's principal fighting commander. At the battle of Trafalgar the admiral died in his arms.

On a signal being made we were ordered on board the commodore's ship. My vessel being old and shabby, I thought it best to keep on my working clothes to show my apparent poverty, which would excite some sympathy, but I had a good suit of clothes in my chest. When I got on board I found I was in his majesty's ship Ramillies, Sir T. W. Hardy, commander. I cast my eyes about in as awkward a manner as I could; the officers gathered round to have a little sport with a poor Yankee. They commenced their

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