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CHARLES C.B. THOMPSON (1786-1832) Naval Officer. Entered the navy as a midshipman in 1802. During the war of 1812 he rendered distinguished service in the defense of New Orleans, where he commanded the ship "Louisiana," 8 January, 1815. Promoted to master-commandant in 1816, served at Philadelphia navy-yard in 1816-'17, commanded the frigate "Guerriere" in the Mediterranean squadron in 1818-'20, and was on shore duty at Philadelphia and Boston in 1821-'6. Promoted captain, 3 March. 1825, and commanded the Pacific squadron in 1828-'31. Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pp. In part: "Philadelphia, May 21, 1821, My dear Sir…I may communicate the result of an offer I made to sell my Jack to the proprietor of the Farmer's Journal, who had advertised for one. He had just purchased one sent to this country by the late Captain Gordon of the Navy - but he is fully convinced that mine will readily sell for $1000 in Virginia or North Carolina…I Hope to soon advise you on the success of this plan…I trust you will believe that I have entertained for you a strong personal regard independent of the very great obligation under which your kindness has placed me…Your friend, Chas C.B. Thompson." Obviously the commander was interested in selling what appears to be his Naval Jack Flag, for what was a considerable sum of money at the time. One could only imagine what it would sell for today. In Fine condition.
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 During the war of 1812 he rendered distinguished service in the defence of New Orleans

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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $90.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $117.00
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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