Forward then they set, the Indians with their horses well freighted, and the first load convoyed by Reed and five men, well armed; the gallant Irishman striding along at the head, with his tin case of despatches
glittering on his back.
At the same time these little matters get about in the shop, of course, and I have never heard of any despatches
being brought across from Washington except in the usual way.
There were no newspapers, no letters, no despatches
Nevertheless, these valiant artillerists took no particular account of these little facts, and felt justly proud when the despatches
of a battle returned the number of victims at ten-fold the quantity of projectiles expended.
He was sent with despatches
to the English Court and died in London in January, 1599, no doubt in part as a result of the hardships that he had suffered.
I made a dead- ahead scramble for the doors, whining like a dog in the press despatches
that lets the family know that little Alice is bogged while gathering lilies in the brook.