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The Old Crew of the Ship U.S.

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CollectionMaryland Historical Society: Special Collections, McHenry Collection. view image
Document Information
Date 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary The author uses the metaphor of the United States as a foundering ship whose able officers have certainly earned their wages. One of these gentlemen is adept at proclamations so Judge Chase is urged to study his last composition for hidden and mystical meaning. The other gubernatorial chief cannot be too highly praised for his sagacity and profound skills in the laws of nations.
Document Format Draft Fragment
Document Notes Partially illegible. No author or recipient is shown but, based on content, the author is presumed to be McHenry.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Talbot; Judge Chase; pilots; mutineers; ;
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Keywords friendly power; wages; nautiral ship; ;
Key Phrases It is now reduced to a moral certainty that the remaining officers of the old crew of the ship U.S. are able pilots and know how to weather a storm as well as to punish mutineers.

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