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Please do not assume that a book's appearance in Google Book Search means it can be used in any manner anywhere in the world. THIS STORY OF THE LIFE OF ONE OF THE GREAT FOUNDERS OF THE REPUBLIC IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO GEORGE CLIFFORD THOMAS, A NOBLE EXEMPLAR OF ITS CITIZENSHIP. In preparing this work I began, I admit, with an ardent admiration for John Paul Jones, born of long study of his career. — Honors and rewards — quarrel with Lan- DAIS — RELINQUISHES THE ALLIANCE . — In the Russian service— Otchakoff and THE CAMPAIGN IN THE Ll MAN . — Slandered in Russia — a Slavonic reward FOR FAITHFUL SERVICES 39O XX. In spite of, nay, because of his achievements, he was among the most calumniated of men.

Copyright infringement liability can be quite severe. I have endeavored, how- ever, so far as possible, to lay aside my precon- ceived opinions and predisposition in his favor, and I have conscientiously gone over the immense mass of material bearing upon him, de novo, in an attempt to be absolutely and strictly impartial. What follows is an attempt to tell his story and to do him justice.

About Google Book Search Google's mission is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful. Perhaps I have not altogether succeeded, but if it be found that I have erred in Jones' favor, I shall be glad that I have followed the impulses of affection rather than those of depreciation. Near the close of the fifth decade of the eight- 2 COMMODORE PAUL JONES.

I may also add that I have found Captain Mahan's ad- X COMMODORE PAUL JONES. Lest any of the above should be involved in pos- sible criticisms which may be made of the book, I beg to close this preface with the assurance that for everything which follows I alone am responsible. development of latent possibilities in gardeners' sons in that corner of Scotland, for in the neighboring county of Ayr, a few years later was born of simi- lar bucolic stock the son of another tiller of the soil, known to fame as Robbie Burns !mirable papers upon the subject, in Scribner's Magazine, of great value. The cottage in which young Paul made his first appearance was a little stone building in a verdant glade in a thriving wood hard by the north shore of the Solway.You can search through I lie lull lexl of 1 1 us book on I lie web al |_-.:. I lay down the pen with a higher respect, with a more affectionate regard, with a greater admiration for him than ever. ) was exploiting the privileges and opportu- nities of a king with Madame de Pompadour and the Pare aux Cerfs; and the long war of the Austrian succession was just drawing to a close, when there was born on July 6, 1747, to a Scots peasant, named John Paul, and to Jean Mac Duff, his wife, a son, the fifth child of a large family.* The youngster was duly christened John Paul, Junior, after his sire. * Among the gross slanders by which envy strove to blacken the fame of the great commodore in after years — the foulest, because it attempted to rob a virtuous woman of her crown of honest motherhood and question the legitimacy of Jones' birth — was one which ascribed his paternity to the Earl of Selkirk.In Miss Seawel Fs fine phrase, " It may be said vu viii COMMODORE PAUL JONES. To the English snob of that day it may probably have seemed impossible that so much greatness could spring from so plain a stock, and in a left-handed descent from Lord Selkirk was sought an explanation of Jones' fame.Google This is a digital copy of a book lhal w;ls preserved for general ions on library shelves before il was carefully scanned by Google as pari of a project to make the world's books discoverable online.

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Like every thrifty Scots boy of the period, he had plenty of work to do in assisting his mother and father.

The life of a Scots peasant of that time was one of hard and incessant EARLY YEARS.

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Whether a book is slill in copyright varies from country lo country, and we can'l offer guidance on whether any specific use of any specific book is allowed. — Prize agent in France and Denmark — last visit to the United States — a blot on the escutcheon — famous passage of the Baltic 319 XVIII. He remains to this day a unique character among the mighty men who trod the deck and sailed the ocean — a strange personality not surpassed by any in the long line of sea fighters from Themistocles to Sampson.

Talcott Williams, of Philadelphia, for valuable suggestions as to sources of possible information ; to the Rev. William Elliot Griffis, of Ithaca, New York, for much interesting matter connected with the Baron van der Capellen, for unpublished manuscript notes on North Holland, the Helder, and the Texel, and for the rare copy of the old Dutch song, " Hir komt Pauwel Jones aan," which appears in the appendix; to Lieutenant-General O. Stuben- dorff, Chief of the Topographical Section of the Imperial Russian General Staff, and to Major- General E. The coast line, unusu- ally stern and bold, is broken by many precipitous inlets, narrow and deep.