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The Reestablishment of the Navy, 1787-1801
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NAVAL HISTORY BIBLIOGRAPHIES, NO. 4


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Documents

"American Naval Affairs, 1798-1802." Bulletin of the New York Public Library 11 (September 1907): 411-19.

Benjamin Stoddert sends instructions to Commodore Richard Dale that authorize the capture of French armed ves- sels.

Truxtun, Thomas. Instructions, Signals, and Explanations, Offered for the United States Fleet. Baltimore: Printed by John Hayes, 1797. 38 pp.

-----. Remarks, Instructions, and Examples Relating to the Latitude & Longitude; also the Variation of the Compass. Philadelphia: Printed by T. Dobson, 1794. 31 pp.

Includes appendices on masts and the general duties of officers of ships of war.

Secondary Literature

Emmons, George F., comp. The Navy of the United States, from the Commencement, 1775-1853; with a Brief History of Each Ves- sel's Service and Fate as Appears upon Record. Washington: Gideon & Co., 1853. 208 pp.

Harmon, Judd S. "Suppress and Protect: The United States Navy, the African Slave Trade, and Maritime Commerce, 1794- 1862." Ph.D. diss., College of William and Mary, 1977. 282 pp.

Hollis, Ira N. The Frigate Constitution: The Central Figure of the Navy under Sail. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1931. 285 pp.

Martin, Tyrone G. A Most Fortunate Ship: A Narrative History of "Old Ironsides." Rev. ed. Chester, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press, 1982. 388 pp.