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June 11, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, June 11, 1817

* Long Island Navy depot sought

Page 2 has a report stating: "We learn the President...has appointed Com. William Bainbridge, Capt. Samuel Evans, and Capt. Oliver H. Perry, Commissioners (under a resolution of the Senate) to examine and survey this harbour and bay and the eastern entrance into Long-Island Sound, with a view to the selection of a proper site for a Naval Depot, Rendezvous and Dock-Yard..." and a bit more.

Other news of the day includes: "President's Tour" "Spanish-American Affairs" and more.

First leaf is trimmed close at the right causing minor unrelated loss, areas of lite foxing.

Category: Pre-Civil War