Articles from July, 2013

Playing with Torpedoes — a Near Miss

July 27, 2013

July 27, 1813 Playing with Torpedoes–a Near Miss From the Centinel of Freedom, August 10, 1813, reprinting an article from Norfolk of July 27, 1813 “Mr. E. Mix of the Navy, a gentleman of ingenuity and enterprize, has been for …

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News of the US: Week Four of July 1813

July 21:  From Charleston — “The privateer sch. Saucy Jack opened a rendezvous yesterday, at 11 o’clock, for the enlistment of her crew.  Before 5, one hundred and thirty able-bodied seamen were shipped.  Probably such a thing is unprecedented even …

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News of the US: Week Three of July 1813

July 15: From Richmond — “we were indulged by a respected friend with the perusal of a letter from Tippahannock, dated on Sunday, (15th from which it appears that the enemy still menaces the shores of the Rappahannock, and keeps …

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The Late Affair At Occacock

July 11, 2013

July 11 to July 16, 1813 “THE LATE AFFAIR AT OCCACOCK” –From the Raleigh Star, July 30, 1813 Letter from Thomas S. Singleton to Governor William Hawkins of North Carolina “Sir–In compliance with your request [made by the Governor on …

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News of the US: Week Two of July 1813

July 8:  From Th. P. Capel, Captain, His M. ship La Hogue — “I have warned the fishing oat Sally, of Barnstable, to return immediately to her own coast–and in consequence of the depredations committed by the Young Teazer, and …

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