History, Military, American Naval History, Mss. Document, USS Frigate Constitution

Boston June 20, 1798 Receipt: United State Naval Agent borrows Four Ton of Canister Shot and Four Eighteen-pound Cannon for use on the USS Frigate Constitution

History, Military, American Naval History, Mss. Document, USS Frigate Constitution

Agent borrows Four Ton of Canister Shot and Four Eighteen-pound Cannon for use on the USS Frigate Constitution. Of importance, the receipt is a historical deviation from the Wikipedia version which notes that sixteen cannons were borrowed vs. the four found in this receipt. The Cannon and shot were borrowed from Castle Island when the Constitution was ordered out on her first run but had not yet been fully outfitted with cannon.

Transcript as follows:

Boston June 20, 1798
Received from Amasa Davis QM Gen. of Castle Island, under
command of William Perkins, esg four tons of Cannister Shott
the property of Commonwealth Massachusetts.
Four cannon of Eighteen Pound Calliber, for use of the
United States Frigate Constitution
which I have a promise to replace immediately

Signed by duplicates
F L Jackson
Naval Agent of
behalf of the United
States

Measurement: 9.25" x 7.25" Sight, add 1.5" for period frame

Material: MSS, Ink on laid paper

Item Condition: Typical folds, strong ink, not examined out of frame.

Price: $4,995

SKU 270-167

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