The Life and Character of Stephen Decatur; Late Commodore and Post-captain in the Navy of the United States, and Navy-commissioner: Interspersed with Brief Notices of the Origin, Progress, and Achievements of the American Navy

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Clark & Lyman, 1822 - History - 378 pages

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