Commodore Hardy, who commanded the British squadron on duty here, was a gentleman of whom even his enemies spoke in the highest terms. ... Private property and private rights were respected by him ; and the penalties of war were made as light as his duty to his flag and ... This fatal detriment to their naval supremacy they at once determined to remove. Every possible exertion was made in the selection of their crews, and in training them for service, to render them able to copeanbsp;...
|Title||:||Library of Universal History|
|Author||:||Israel Smith Clare|