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Order for USS United States to Patrol Off Delaware

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: John Barry Collection view image
Document Information
Date July 7, 1798
Author Name Benjamin Stoddert (primary) Location: Navy Department
Recipient Name Captain John Barry (primary)
Summary Orders Barry to patrol off the coast of Delaware; refers to new acts of Congress which will affect naval operations.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Captain John Barry; Benjamin Stoddert; Captain Stephen Decatur; Secretary of War; Navy; congress; ;
Related Places Navy Department; Delaware; congress; Cape of Delaware; ;
Keywords frigate; boat; search; frigate United States; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Captain John Barry
of the Frigate
United States -
Navy Depart
July 7. 98
Benjamin Stoddert
Capt Barry. Navy Department of July 798
You will please keep on & off the
cape of Delaware, & always in search
of a Patrol boat, 'til further orders.
Some later acts of Congress make a [undecipherable] in your instruction necessary.
I have the honor to be
with great respect for
yr obd sevt
Ben Stoddert
If you fall in with Capt Decatur, [undecipherable] him with you.