Henry Memorial Award for the best short story of the year. These families with their opposing social values spurred his imagination at a time when he wrote about the passing of a conservative, agricultural South and the opening up of the South to a new era of modernization. At the start of our classroom discussion of "Barn Burning," we can explain the tenets of the Fugitives, their traditional, aristocratic attitudes, and their reverence for the landed gentry life style. In his rendition of the Sartoris-like agrarian society, Faulkner acknowledges its dichotomy:
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The bearer of which probably brought the proclamation of Governor Wanton: Some exceptions are taken at the Gaspee's being called his Majesty's schooner, as it is thought by some she, in fact, really was not, and consequently did not deserve that appellation. Sterling, who attends Capt.
Dudingston, informed us yesterday that he was in a fair way to recover of his wounds. Whereas, on Tuesday, the 9th inst. I have, therefore, thought fit, by and with the advice of such of his Majesty's council as could be seasonably convened to issue this proclamation, strictly charging and commanding all his majesty's officers within the said colony, both civil and military, to exert themselves with the utmost vigilance to discover and apprehend the persons guilty of the aforesaid atrocious crime, that they may be brought to condign punishment, and I do hereby offer a reward of one hundred pounds sterling money of Great Britain to any person or persons who shall discover the perpetrators of the said villainy, to be paid immediately upon the conviction of any one or more of them.
And the several sheriffs in the said colony are hereby required forthwith to cause this proclamation to be posted up in the most public places in each of the towns in their respective countries. God save the King. Notwithstanding the wound of Lieutenant Dudingston, he probably on the morning of the tenth of June dispatched a messenger to Admiral Montagu, with the news of the loss of his vessel.
The messenger was probably William Dickinson, a midshipman. The communication led to the following letter to Gov. Wanton from the Admiral: I am to request your Excellency will use such methods as you shall think proper for apprehending and bringing the offenders to justice.
I am now despatching a sloop to England with the account I enclose to you, and am your Excellency's most obedient humble servant, J. Dickinson, which was as follows: William Dickinson, midshipman of his Majesty's schooner Gaspee, sayeth: That the said schooner was at single anchor about three leagues below Providence, in Rhode Island government, 10th of June,and about half past twelve o'clock in the night or morning, the watch gave the alarm that a number of boats were coming down the river, and very near us, being an exceeding dark night, we hailed them, and ordered them to keep off.
They instantly gave us three cheers, on which we fired at them with muskets, which they immediately returned with half a dozen muskets, or thereabouts. We then fired our pistols, on which they boarded us upon the starboard bow, and fired a number of small arms.
Immediately Lieutenant Dudingston her commander cried out, "Good God, I am done for," and was wounded in his groin and arm.
While we were disputing forward, relative to their boarding us, three other boats boarded us upon the quarter. In the three boats which boarded us upon the quarter, there were thirty or forty men, at least, and in the whole, I suppose, about in number, on which we thought proper the Lieutenant being wounded to surrender.
When they had got possession of the schooner they used the people very ill, by pinioning of them, and throwing them into their boats, and refused the Lieutenant and officers any necessaries but what they had on, and not even suffered the commanding officer to have his papers, and robbed his servant of several silver spoons, and throwed his linen and apparel overboard.Webmaster Notes, October The following is the text of William R.
Staples' Documentary History of the Destruction of the Gaspee, as republished by the RI Publications Society in , re-presented here with permission of the authors and publisher.
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