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Discussion of Newspaper References to Frigate Building

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
MicrofilmPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date February 7, 1796
Author Name Captain Thomas Truxtun (primary) Location: Baltimore
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary)
Summary Letter, describes article on Frigate building at Baltimore; informs Fox re false newspaper article.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Thomas Truxtun; Stodder; Stoddert; printers; ;
Related Places Baltimore; ;
Keywords frigate; papers; newspapers; extract; raising of the frigate; ;
Key Phrases sent to the other printers and desired they would not reprint the piece; asking stodder if he was the author of it he declared upon his honor that he was not; confess to you I was very much ashamed at seeing the piece; some persons might suppose it was published by some one concerned in building the frigate; judged either the agent, myself or any of the yard officers to be the author of this ridiculous piece you will please to deny it; account I have seen in the other papers respecting the raising of the frigate is modest and true; flattering to Stodder; Maryland journal is much in the Jacobine style; Frigate; congress; suppose you have seen an extract from the Maryland Journal; bombastical conclusion; raising of the Frigate; took up the paper; suspected it was some of Stodder's nonsence;

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