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Sybrant Van Schaick - U.S. Brig Argus Journal

Journal kept on board U.S. brig Argus, Stephen Decatur and Isaac Hull, Commanding from 5 September 1803 to 20 May 1804. Fine contemporary account of U.S. naval operations in the Mediterranean against the Barbary pirates. Shown here (1) the cover; (2) the title page; and (3) the first page of the journal dated 5 September 1803, Stephen Decatur commanding. This journal has not been transcribed and is for in Library use only.


Front cover of Sybrant Van Schaick's Journal on board the U.S. Brig Argus of 10 guns.
Caption: Front cover of Sybrant Van Schaick's Journal on board the U.S. Brig Argus of 10 guns.


Inside cover - written in longhand - Journal on board the U.S. Brig Argus of 10 guns. S.V. Schaick.
Caption: Inside cover - written in longhand - Journal on board the U.S. Brig Argus of 10 guns. S.V. Schaick.


First page of journal dated 5 May 1803, showing Stephen Decatur in command.
Caption: First page of journal dated 5 May 1803, showing Stephen Decatur in command.

Published: Mon Mar 19 16:47:01 EDT 2018