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Orders to Take Frigate United States to Sea with Instructions

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Ltrs Sent to Officers, RG 45 view image
Document Information
Date July 3, 1798
Author Name Benjamin Stoddert (primary)
Recipient Name Captain John Barry (primary)
Summary Announces preparation of frigate United States to go to sea under Barry's command. Encloses specific instructions. Fears actions of French and requests readiness for any enterprise, expressing confidence in skill and bravery. Establishes mode of communication with the use of flags near the Capes of Delaware.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups Captain John Barry; Navy Dept; James McHenry; John Adams; Captain Dale; Thomas Truxton;
Related Places Frigate United States; Delaware; Cape Henry; Nantucket; Long Island; Capes of Delaware;
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