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Letter from the War Office to Daniel Rodney, Henry Neale, and Mr Thompson requesting pilot boat to deliver dispatches to Captain Richard Dale, Commander of Warship Ganges

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Requisitions on Sec Treas, RG45 view image
Document Information
Date May 28, 1798
Author Name James McHenry Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Daniel Rodney (primary)
Summary On the date of the initiation of the Quasi War with France, the War Office requisitions a fast sailing pilot boat for relaying naval dispatches to Captain Richard Dale aboard the Ganges. If the Ganges has passed Lewis Town, Delaware, pilot boat is to remain in readiness to convey dispatches. Assure pilot liberal compensation for service. Should something happen to Captain Dale, deliver dispatches to next senior officer.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Daniel Rodney; Henry Neale; Mr Thompson; Deputy Collector Lewis Town; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places War Department; Lewis Town Delaware; ;
Keywords fast sailing pilot boat; naval dispatches; Ganges; compensation; ;
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