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Several Acts signed by James Madison... the sailors of the Constitution...



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April 22, 1813

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Massachusetts, April 22, 1813 The front page contains seven Acts which are signed in type: JAMES MADISON.
Another article on the front page is entitled "American Sailors" pertains to Com. Bainbridge coming aboard the vessel where the crew of the Constitution were stationed to address the crew. "Sailors, In the action with the Java you shewed yourselves men. You are this ev'ng invited to partake of the amusements of the Theatre... Let the correctness of your conduct equal your bravery, and I shall have additional cause to speak of you in terms of approbation."... The Commodore also stated that they would be receiving their prize money "in consideration of their good conduct in the actions with the Guerriere and Java. The crew received the information with great satisfaction, and gave the Commodore three cheers.".
Other news and advertisements are within.
This is complete in four pages with lite scattered foxing, otherwise in good condition.

Category: War of 1812