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" I therefore directed those who could swim to jump overboard, and endeavour to gain the shore. Some reached it, some were taken by the enemy, and some perished in the attempt; but most preferred sharing with me the fate of the ship. We who remained, now... "
Irving's Works: Biographies, and miscellanies - Page 135
de Washington Irving - 1866
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Analectic Magazine, and Naval Chronicle, Volume 4

1814 - 580 pages
...Porter thought she might drift out of gunshot before she discovered that he had anchored. The halser, however, unfortunately parted, and with it failed...and their commander. Those who remained on board now endeavoured to extinguish (he (lames, and having succeeded, went again to the guns and kept The enemy...
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The Analectic Magazine, Volume 4

1814 - 550 pages
...to save themselves should the ship blow up. His boats had been cut to pieces by the enemies' shof, but he advised such as could swim to jump overboard...and their commander. Those who remained on board now endeavoured to extinguish the flames, and having succeeded, went again to the guns and kept up a firing...
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Niles' National Register, Volume 6

1814 - 466 pages
...enemy's shot j I therefore, directed those who could swim to jump overboard, and endeavor to gain the shore, Some reached it — some were taken by the enemy, and some perished in the attempt ; but most preferred sharing with me the fete of the ship. We, who remained, now turned our attention wholly to...
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The Historical Register of the United States, Volume 4

Thomas H. Palmer - 1816 - 516 pages
...be able to save themselves should the ship blow up. His boats had been cut to pieces by the enemy's shot, but he advised such as could swim to jump overboard...for shore. Some reached it, some were taken by the epemy, and some perished in the attempt; but most of this loyal and gallant crew preferred sharing...
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Historical Sketches of the Late War, Between the United States and Great ...

John Lewis Thomson - 1816 - 396 pages
...enemy's shot ; I, therefore, directed those who could swim, to jump overboard, and endeavour to gain the shore. Some reached it ; some were taken by the enemy, and some perished in the attempt ; but most preferred sharing with me the fate of the ship. We, who remained, now turned our attention wholly to...
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The History of the War, Between the United States and Great-Britain, which ...

1816 - 416 pages
...horrors of our situation. I therefore directed those who could swim3 to 38 jump overboard, and gain the shore. Some reached it— -- some were taken by the enemy — <and some perished. We who remained, turned our attention wholly to extinguishing the flames; when we had succeeded, went...
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The Biography of the Principal American Military and Naval Heroes ...

Thomas Wilson - 1817 - 344 pages
...enemy's shot; I therefore directed those who could swim to jump overboard, and endeavour to gain the shore. Some reached it— some were taken by the enemy, and some perished in the attempt ; but most preferred sharing with me the fate of the ship. We who remained, now turned our attention wholly to...
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Collection of the Official Accounts, in Detail, of All the Battles Fought by ...

Heman Allen Fay - 1817 - 294 pages
...enemy's shot ; I therefore directed those who could swim, to jump overboard, and endeavor to gain the shore. Some reached it, some were taken by the enemy, and some perished in the attempt ; but most preferred sharing, with me, the fate of the ship. We, wno remained, now turned our attention wholly...
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The American Mariners: Or, The Atlantic Voyage. A Moral Poem ... Prefixed is ...

John Davis - 1822 - 410 pages
...enemy's shot, I therefore directed those who could swim to jump overboard, and endeavour to gain the shore. Some reached it, some were taken by the enemy, and some perished in the attempt; but most preferred sharing with me the fate of the ship. We who remained, now turned our attenlion wholly to...
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Journal of a Cruise Made to the Pacific Ocean, Volume 1

David Porter - 1822 - 626 pages
...enemy's shot ; I, therefore, directed those who could swim to jump overboard, and endeavour to gain the shore. Some reached it — some were taken by the enemy, and some perished in the attempt ; but most preferred sharing with me the fate of the ship. We, who remained, now turned our attention wholly to...
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