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U.S.S. Frigate Constitution... Old Ironsides...



Item # 619237

June 05, 1815

BOSTON GAZETTE, Massachusetts, June 5, 1815  The front page article tells of the arrival of the U.S.S. Frigate Constitution, "Old Ironsides". "Constitution Arrived" "For the fate of this vessel, so long the object of pride and hope, to New England especially, no small solicitude was generally felt. The dread of her enemies, she had at length excited, from no fault of hers, the fears of her friends...The waves of her native waters welcomed home the ship that had thrice fought and conquered; and the citizens of Boston, the town that first launched her on the element where she has been so greatly distinguished, have given her captain on his reaching the shore, the cheering reception his gallantry merits -- Hull, Bainbridge and Stewart."Following this is an article "Old Ironsides" with subhead "Anecdotes of the Constitution" which takes up nearly a full column in length.
Page two contains numerous reports on the Congress of Vienna and the new treaty.
Other news and advertisements, including illustrated ship ads, are within.
Complete in four pages, scattered lite foxing, otherwise in very good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War