A Report of the Trial of Commodore David Porter: Of the Navy of the United States, Before a General Court Martial, Held at Washington, in July, 1825

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Sivu 211 - April, 1800, it is provided that "all crimes committed by persons belonging to the navy which are not specified in the foregoing articles shall be punished according to the laws and customs in such cases at sea.
Sivu 6 - Government, that the right of the United States can as little compound with impotence as with perfidy, and that Spain must immediately make her election, either to place a force in Florida adequate...
Sivu 170 - Rodgers, with a promptitude which did him honor, cheerfully accepted that trust, and has discharged it in the manner anticipated from his skill and patriotism. Before his arrival, Commodore Porter, with the greater part of the squadron, had removed from the island and returned to the United States, in consequence of the prevailing sickness. Much useful information has, however, been obtained, as to the state of the island, and great relief afforded to those who had been necessarily left there.
Sivu 80 - ... with the greater part of the squadron, had removed from the island and returned to the United States in consequence of the prevailing sickness. Much useful information has, however, been obtained as to the state of the island and great relief afforded to those who had been necessarily left there. Although our expedition, cooperating with an invigorated administration of the government of the island of Cuba, and with the corresponding active exertions of a British naval force in the same seas,...
Sivu 169 - Atlantic coast, and has afforded the necessary protection to our commerce in those seas. In the West Indies and the Gulf of Mexico our naval force has been augmented by the addition of several small vessels provided for by the ' ' act authorizing an additional naval force for the suppression of piracy, ' ' passed by Congress at their last session.
Sivu 80 - ... satisfaction for our just complaints, answered only by a reference of them to the Government of Spain. The minister of the United States to that court was specially instructed to urge the necessity of the immediate and effectual interposition of that Government, directing restitution and indemnity for wrongs already committed and interdicting the repetition of them.
Sivu 179 - ... best interests of this Union; and that it ought not to be deserted until. every expedient has failed to render it a secure and healthy position for our vessels. I feel great confidence in the opinion that it may be made such, without encountering great hazard of the evils we have heretofore suffered. For the protection of commerce, and the suppression of piracy in the Western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, it is proposed, in the ensuing year, to continue Thompson's Island as the station for the...
Sivu 64 - The court met pursuant to the adjournment of yesterday. Present, all the members of the court and the judge advocate ; also present, Chief Engineer Stimers and his counsel.
Sivu 81 - There is reason to believe that the piracies now complained of are committed by bands of robbers who inhabit the land, and who, by preserving good intelligence with the towns and seizing favorable opportunities, rush forth and fall on unprotected merchant vessels, of which they make an easy prey. The pillage thus taken they carry to their lurking places, and dispose of afterwards at prices tending to seduce the neighboring population. This combination...
Sivu 9 - By the 42d article of the rules and regulations for the government of the navy of the United States, (to which the marine corps is subjected by vol.

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