Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, Famous American Naval Hero, Victor of the Battle of Lake Erie: His Life and Achievements (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, Famous American Naval Hero, Victor of the Battle of Lake Erie: His Life and Achievements

Subsequently to this cruise, young Perry entered on board a privateer, bound on a cruise on the enemy's own coast. He was, however, again captured, and confined in prison in Ireland during eighteen months, at the end of which time he effected his escape; and, having passed in a British vessel to the island of St. Thomas in the character of a British seaman, took passage from thence to Charleston, where he arrived after the conclusion of the war in 1783.

Perry continued to devote himself to the profession of the sea, and made a voyage to Ireland as mate of a merchantman. Among the passengers on the return voyage to the port of Philadelphia was a lady, born in Ireland, but of Scotch extraction, by the name of Sarah Alexander. The acquaintance thus begun on the ocean subsequently ripened into a strong attach ment, and a year after, being in October, 1784, Chris topher Raymond having risen to command, though as yet only twenty-three years of age, he found himself in a situation to marry; and, having previously had the fortune to win the consent of Miss Alexander, they were married in Philadelphia. They forthwith te moved to South Kingston, where the young and un commonly handsome couple was received with joyous celebrations by Perry's extensive family circle, and particularly by his maternal grandfather, the vener able Oliver Hazard, whose courteous and graceful de meanor impressed the bride most favourably as to the associates among whom her lot was now cast so far from her home.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Alexander Slidell Mackenzie

Hardback

Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780260001153

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm

Page Count - 446

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