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Costs to complete the first 3 frigates of the U.S. Navy...



Item # 663933

January 19, 1798

MASSACHUSETTS MERCURY, Boston, Jan. 19, 1798 

* Original 3 of 6 frigates of the United States Navy

Page 2 has reports from the federal Congress which includes an item: "Resolved, that there be appropriated on account towards defraying the expence of finishing the frigates United States, Constitution and Constellation, the sum of ___dollars. Read a second time & committed for tomorrow."
These were the first 3 (of 6) frigates built by authorization of Congress in 1794.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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