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" It has pleased the Almighty to give to the arms of the United States a signal victory over their enemies on this Lake. The British squadron, consisting of two ships, two brigs, one schooner, and one sloop, have this moment surrendered to the force under... "
The Analectic Magazine, to which is Added, an Appendix of Official Naval ... - Page 502
1813
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The Battles of the War for Independence: Being the Story of the ...

Prescott Holmes - 1897 - 300 pages
...Secretary of the US Navy : US Brig Niagara, off the Western Sister, Lake Erie, Sept. I0, 1813. SIR: It has pleased the Almighty to give to the arms of...the force under my command, after a sharp conflict. I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Hon. WILLIAM JONES, OH PERRY....
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The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All ..., Volume 11

Ainsworth Rand Spofford - 1899 - 446 pages
...following letter to the Secretary of the Navy, which was forwarded by the same express. " SIR : — It has pleased the Almighty to give to the arms of...the force under my command, after a sharp conflict. " I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, " Your obedient servant, OH PERRY." Nothing can be...
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"Constitution" and Guerriere." Lake Erie. "Monitor" and "Merrimac ...

Edward Kirk Rawson - 1899 - 466 pages
...their enemies on this lake. The British squadron, consisting of two ships, two brigs, a schooner, and a sloop, have this moment surrendered to the force under my command, after sharp conflict." James characterizes this despatch as "puritanical," but compare Nelson's Nile despatch...
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The Early History of the Maumee Valley

John Elstner Gunckel - 1902 - 118 pages
...— It has pleased the Almighty to give the arms of the United States a signal victory over the enemy on this lake. The British Squadron, consisting of...the force under my command, after a sharp conflict. I have the honor to be, Sir, very respectfully your obedient servant, 0. H. Perry." Commodore Perry...
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Twenty-six Historic Ships: The Story of Certain Famous Vessels of War and of ...

Frederic Stanhope Hill - 1903 - 638 pages
...sloop. Yours with great respect and esteem, OH PERRY. To the Secretary of the Navy he wrote : SIR: It has pleased the Almighty to give to the arms of...the force under my command after a sharp conflict. I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, Your Obt. Servant, OH PBRRY. Hon. WILLIAM JONES, Secretary...
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The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volumes 13 à 14

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) - 1918 - 674 pages
...Commodore Perry was able to send to the Secretary of the Navy a memorable letter in which he said, "The British squadron, consisting of two ships, two...the force under my command, after a sharp conflict." The enthusiasm created by this victory, whose virtual effect was the gain of the Northwest to the territory...
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The Works of Washington Irving: Miscellanies

Washington Irving - 1907 - 614 pages
...thousand dollars, out of his own limited purse ; but, in short, his behavior in this respect is best expressed in the words of Commodore Barclay, who,...insured the capture of Detroit, the rout of the British armies, the subjugation of the whole peninsula of Upper Canada, and, if properly followed up, the triumphant...
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The romance of the American navy ... 1775 to 1909

Frederic Stanhope Hill - 1908 - 526 pages
...sloop. Yours with great respect and esteem, OH PERRY. To the Secretary of the Navy he wrote : SIB: It has pleased the Almighty to give to the arms of...the force under my command after a sharp conflict. I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, Your Obt. Servant, OH PERRY. Hon. William Jones, Secretary...
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The Ohio Country Between the Years 1783 and 1815: Including Military ...

Charles Elihu Slocum - 1910 - 356 pages
...BRIG Niagara, OFF THE WESTERN SISTER [ISLAND] "Head of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813, 4 PM "S1R: " It has pleased the Almighty to give to the arms of...the force under my command after a sharp conflict. " I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, " Your obedient servant, "OH PERRY. " Honorable WILLIAM...
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History of Ohio: The Rise and Progress of an American State, Volume 3

Emilius Oviatt Randall, Daniel Joseph Ryan - 1912 - 682 pages
...loth, 4 o'clock, PM" The first was to William Jones, the Secretary of the Navy, as follows : "Sir — It has pleased the Almighty to give to the arms of...the force under my command, after a sharp conflict. I have the honor to be, sir, Your obedient servant, OH Perry." The second, laconic and historic, was...
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