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Commodore Pearson awarded for his action with John Paul Jones...



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September 02, 1786

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 2, 1786 

* Post Revolutionary War
* re. John Paul Jones


Page 2 has an interesting report of a pension being granted to Commodore Richard Pearson due to: "...his eminent services in that desperate action off Scarborough when, with so inferior a force, he saved an immense Baltic fleet with the whole trade of the North from falling into the hands of that desperate marauder, the celebrated Paul Jones."
This was John Paul Jones and the action was the famous naval battle involving the Serapis and the Bonhomme Richard.
Four pages, two older mends not close to the mentioned content, folio size, partial red tax stamp, coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's