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The ship Constellation, and more...

Item # 683822

September 04, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 4, 1799  A very ornate masthead. Page 2 has much news from Europe including: "Official - Operations of Buonaparte" at Tripoli in Syria.
Page 3 includes news headed: "Tennessee" with the report of a duel; "Western Territory--Cincinnati"  concerning trouble with Indians; a letter from Capt. Truxton which begins: "I was so busily employed on board the Constellation arranging matters for sea...", followed by a letter from him dated at Perth Amboy, Aug. 19, 1799 in which is noted in part: "I have received your letter by Capt. Baron to whom I delivered up the command of the Constellation in the road of Sandy Hook last evening...In the year 1794 an act of Congress was passed for building six frigates for a particular purpose...In consequence of this law six captains were appointed & the operations commenced for building the ships..." with much more on what would soon be just 3 ships.
Four pages, a few minor archival mends, small rubbing hole to the front leaf, good condition.

Item from Catalog 327 (released for February, 2023)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's