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Author Biddle, James, 1783-1848
Title Letter from the secretary of the Navy, to the Committee on Naval Affairs [electronic resource]
Imprint [Washington, D.C. : William A. Davis, 1815]
Descript 5, [1] p. ; 22 cm
Series Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 36287
House document (United States. Congress. House) ; 14th Congress, 1st session, no. 6
Note Transmitting Captain James Biddle's letter to Commodore Stephen Decatur on the capture of the British sloop of war Penguin by the American brig Hornet, off Tristan da Cunha
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At head of title, in square brackets: 6
Letter of transmittal dated "Navy Department, December 21, 1815," addressed to the chairman of the Naval Committee of the House of Representatives, and signed: B.W. Crowninshield
William A. Davis was printer to the House of Representatives for the 14th Congress
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Shaw & Shoemaker 36287
Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2004-2007] Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 36287)
Subject Penguin (Sloop of war)
Hornet (Brig)
Capture at sea
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Naval operations
Alt Author Decatur, Stephen, 1779-1820
United States. Navy Dept
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Naval Affairs
United States. Congress (14th, 1st session : 1815-1816). House
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