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Documents in relation to the differences which subsisted between the late Commodore O.H. Perry and Captan J.D. Elliott

Author: Oliver Hazard Perry
Publisher: Washington : [publisher not identified], 1821.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfiche : English : Microcard edView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Jesse D Elliott; Jesse D Elliott
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Hazard Perry
OCLC Number: 3822662
Notes: The documents include Perry's letter to the Secretary of the Navy and charges against Elliot, dated August 8, 1818, with other letters and affidavits, all relating to the latter's conduct during the battle of Lake Erie. According to a statement in the preface copies of the documents were left by Perry, shortly before his death, with Commodore Decatur, to be published if occasion demanded.
"After Commodore Decatur's death, these documents were published without the knowledge of Commodore Perry's relatives, the object of the publisher being to destory the reputation of Captain Elliott, because he acted as second to Commodore Barron in his unfortunate duel with Commodore Decatur."--[Jarvis, Russell] A biog. notice of Com. Jesse D. Elliott, 1835, p. 222.
Another edition, including additional documents, published later the same year by Matthew C. Perry as a reply to a statement published by Captain Elliott.
Sabin 22270n.
Reproduction Notes: Microfiche. Washington, D.C. : Microcard Editions, 1968. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm.
Description: 22 pages

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