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Recruiting for the frigate Boston, and more...

Item # 638527

June 22, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 22, 1799  Half a column on page 3 is taken up with a detailed notice headed: "ATTENTION---SAILORS!!" "Pipe all Hands!  Boatswain!!" which concerns the USS Boston (3rd rendition) and its involvement in the Quasi War and First Barbary War, noting the spoils to accrue to the sailors in naval action (see). Plus the back page has a nice recruitment ad headed: "Frigate Boston, At her Anchors" with a small engraving, noting in part: "Those  seamen who are thoroughly experienced...are invited on board the Frigate Boston...where an opportunity is offered to men who engage in the honorable employment of defending their country..." with more (see). It was launched just a month previous.
Page 3 has an advertisement beginning: "For Sale, by John Hancock..." as well as a public notice headed: "Board Of Health" signed in type by its president: Paul Revere.
Four pages, slight irregular left spine. A u-shaped tear on the first leaf has been archivally mended, otherwise in very good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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