I fancied she was jealous even of the saucepan on it; and I have reason to know that she took its impressment
into the service of boiling my egg and broiling my bacon, in dudgeon; for I saw her, with my own discomfited eyes, shake her fist at me once, when those culinary operations were going on, and no one else was looking.
He opened it with much impressment
, assumed, of course, and showed a great bundle of white flowers.
Washington's policy of neutrality left American ships vulnerable to seizure by both combatants, and their crews subject to impressment
aboard British ships or imprisonment in French jails.
42) It is not the case that individuals were necessarily prevented from using their firearms to kill; rather, they had to point to some authorization from the sovereign, most commonly, impressment
into the king's service in order to fight a war or embark on a religious crusade to recapture the Holy Land.
The Conscription Act had, as Judge Cadwalader noted, provided for the organization of a national military force by enrollment, draft, and impressment
or, "that is to say, compulsion.
These projects relied on an influx of French migrant labour to coastal towns as well as the impressment
of prisoner-labourers attached to the bagnes.
Tusser reminds us that his impressment
occurred when he was but a 'child'; choristers were typically between the ages of seven and sixteen.
, as Denver Brunsman points out, "helped to unite Britain and its Atlantic colonial territories in a common system of maritime defense," in using "impressment
to sustain its empire, the British states nearly destroyed it" (2013, 2, 3).
Congress declared war against the British Empire in 1812 to stop the impressment
of sailors on American ships, to maintain the rights of neutral trade, and to stop perceived British support for Native Americans then violently opposing western settlement.
The 1796 act was designed to protect American sailors from impressment
by foreign navies, especially the British navy.
Maritime issues--including impressment
of American sailors and the seizure of American ships--along with Indian depredations, land expansion, national honor, and liberal anxiety have all served as explanations for the origin of the war.
Fields explained: "This teaching was delivered within the context of first-century Palestine under Roman occupation in which impressment
was common; i.