Voyages to various parts of the world, made between 1799 and 1844 by George CoggeshallVoyages to various parts of the world, made between 1799 and 1844 by George Coggeshall

Voyages to various parts of the world, made between 1799 and 1844

byGeorge Coggeshall

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. VOYAGE IN THE SHIP "JOHN HAMILTON," FROM BALTIMORE TO SAVANNAH, THENCE TO LISBON AND ST. UBES, AND BACK TO NEW-YORK, IN THE YEARS 1815 AND 1816. A Few days after my arrival at New-York, in the Portuguese brig Tres Hermanos, from Lisbon, I returned to my quiet home at. Milford, Connecticut, on a visit to my family and friends, and was most happy in again meeting with those so dear to my heart, after an absence during which I had passed through such changes and perils. I felt truly grateful to God for having delivered me from the power of the enemy and the violence of the tempest. Soon, however, to my great regret, I received a letter from my former employers, Archibald Gracie & Sons, requesting me to come down to New-York. During our war with Great Britain (which had but recently terminated), a large English ship called the John Hamilton was captured by some American cruiser, sent into Baltimore, and there condemned with her cargo. This ship was 533 tons burthen, and laden with mahogany from the Bay of Honduras, and bound for England. American papers were obtained for her, and Messrs. Gracie &. Sons became her agents. By their request I left New-York for Baltimore on the 9th of June, 1815, to take the command and proceed from Baltimore to Savannah, for a cargo of rice and cotton for Lisbon. I agreed with Mr. Charles M. Hanstrom to go with me in the capacity of chief mate: Mr. H. had been formerly mate with me in the ship America, and was a very worthy, efficient man. He left New-York a few days after, and joined the ship in Baltimore. I took also with me my youngest brother Francis, a lad about seventeen years old, as my clerk, and sent him to Baltimore by water in charge of my baggage. I arrived at Baltimore on the 12th of June, and took charge...
Title:Voyages to various parts of the world, made between 1799 and 1844Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217806821

ISBN - 13:9780217806824