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Oath of Captain John Barry

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PublicationUnited States Office of Naval Records and Library [Dudley Knox]. Naval Documents Related to the United States Wars with the Barbary Powers: Naval Operations including Diplomatic Background from 1785 through 1807. 6 Vols. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1939-44. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 1, 1794
Author Name Captain John Barry (primary)
Recipient Name Unknown Recipient (primary)
Summary Oath of Captain John Barry, known as the "Father of the American Navy," swearing allegiance to the Unitied States and its Constitution. Barry was appointed superintendent commander of what would become the frigate United States.
Document Format Printed Document
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Related Persons/Groups John Barry; Richard Peters; navy;
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Keywords allegiance; oath; constitution; frigate;
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