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Partly-printed Document Signed, 1p. 7"x5-1/2", Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, August 13, 1798, and reads "RECEIVED of Henry Jackson, Naval Agent for the United States, at Boston, One hundred and twenty six dolls. & forty seven cents in full for Sundry Hogsheads for Bread & Cooperage of Bread for the United States Frigate Constitution..." Fine, with engraving titled "The Constitution and Guerriere." The USS Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides," is a wooden-hulled, three-masted frigate of the United States Navy. Named after the United States Constitution, she is the oldest commissioned ship in the world still afloat. The Constitution was built at Edmund Hart's shipyard in Boston, Massachusetts from the resilient lumber of 2,000 live oak trees (specifically Southern live oak) cut and milled at Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons, Georgia. Paul Revere forged the copper spikes and bolts that held the planks in place and the copper sheathing that protected the hull. Thus armed, Constitution first put to sea 22 July 1798 and saw her first service patrolling the southeast coast of the United States during the Quasi-War with France. In 1803 Constitution was designated flagship for the Mediterranean squadron under Captain Edward Preble and went to serve against the Barbary States of North Africa. During the War of 1812 she battled and severely defeated two well know British ships the Guerriere and the Java as well as numerous others.
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U.S.S. Constitution Supplies Receipt dated 1798

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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,406.25
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Auction closed on Tuesday, February 28, 2006.
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