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Outrage over the attack of the H.M.S. Leopord upon the Chesapeake...



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July 10, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1807 

* Chesapeake-Leopard affair
* Naval engagement off Virginia


Page 2 has a nice report concerning the attack upon the frigate Chesapeake by the British ship Leopard, an embarrassment for the U.S. Navy which enraged the American public. It  mentions in part: "...the late unprecedented outrage of Great Britain in demanding the privilege of searching a public armed vessel of the U.S.--compelling a submission to that demand by attacking the said U.S. frigate within our jurisdiction, when unprepared for resistance--wounding and murdering our fellow citizens & forcibly seizing & carrying away four of the crew of the said frigate..." (see) There is also much ftpg. editorial commentary on this event as well.
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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