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    Here is link to this article by the USS Constitution Museum. Scroll down to mid page for the story.

    https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1/messages/84828

    Here is link to summary of the story on the museum site -- clicking on blue highlighted items will give you further information including a downloadable version of the article referenced above.

    https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/20...e-war-of-1812/
    Last edited by Wentworth; 06-05-2020 at 14:32.

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    Pity! I don't do Yahoo Bill.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Pity! I don't do Yahoo Bill.
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    Here is link to a summary from the museum -- click on blue items in the story for more info. -- for instance seaman Jesse Williams was the sponger on #3 long gun during several of Old Ironsides big engagements.
    https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/20...e-war-of-1812/

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    Thanks Bill.
    I will have a good ferret through it in the morning.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    When I click on that Yahoo link it takes me to my own personal mailbox, Bill. However, the other one works. Thank you for sharing this article with us.

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