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Pair of naval documents pertaining to the U.S.S. John Adams, includes: Autograph Letter Signed “James S. Palmer” 1pp. quarto, U.S. Schooner Shark, November 18, 1834, addressed to Commodore Daniel Patterson, Comdg the U.S. Naval Forces, and reads “I have the honor respectfully to apply for the mastership of the U.S.S. John Adams.” Fine condition...plus; Manuscript Document Signed “T.Woodhall,” as Commander of the U.S.S. John Adams, 1pp. oblong folio, April 1833, being the “Monthly Return of Officers and Crew onboard U.S. Ship John Adams...” Fine condition. (2 items) The first John Adams was originally built in 1799 as a frigate for the United States Navy, converted to a corvette in 1809, and later converted back to a frigate in 1830. Named for President John Adams, she fought in the Quasi-War, the First and Second Barbary Wars, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. At the end of her career, she participated in the Union blockade of South Carolina's ports. She then participated in a historic raid that Harriet Tubman, the former slave and Union operative, organized with Union colonel Montgomery. John Adams led three steam-powered gunboats up the Harbor River to Port Royal.
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A Pair of Documents Regarding U.S.S. John Adams

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