The Man Without a Country and Other Tales

The Man Without a Country and Other Tales

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The Man Without a Country and Other Tales by Edward Everett Hale

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1868

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The Man Without A Country -- The Last Of The Florida -- A Piece Of Possible History -- The South American Editor -- The Old And The New, Face To Face -- The Dot And Line Alphabet -- The Last Voyage Of The Resolute -- My Double, And How He Undid Me -- The Children Of The Public -- The Skeleton In The Closet -- Christmas Waits In Boston

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oved them,--certain, that is, if I may believe the men who say they have seen his signature. Before the Nautilus got round from New Orleans to the Northern Atlantic coast with the prisoner on board the sentence had been approved, and he was a man without a country.

The plan then adopted was substantially the same which was necessarily followed ever after. Perhaps it was suggested by the necessity of sending him by water from Fort Adams and Orleans. The Secretary of the Navy--it must have been the first Crowninshield, though he is a man I do not remember--was requested to put Nolan on board a government vessel bound on a long cruise, and to direct that he should be only so far confined there as to make it certain that he never saw or heard of the country. We had few long cruises then, and the navy was very much out of favor; and as almost all of this story is traditional, as I have explained, I do not know certainly what his first cruise was. But the commander to whom he was intrusted,--perhaps it was T

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