[Washington]: Printed by Jacob Gideon, Junior, 1822. 496pp. Disbound and mildly toned. Old rubberstamp and light blindstamp on title page. Good+.
"James Barron (1769-1851) was court-martialed for his role as commander of the ill-fated American frigate Chesapeake which Barron had surrendered to the British warship Leopard in an encounter on June 22,1807. The Leopard had attacked the Chesapeake and badly damaged it after Barron refused to permit the British to board it and seize alleged deserters from two other British ships. Barron was found guilty and suspended from the Navy for five years." Tried on four charges, he was found guilty "for neglecting on the probability of an engagement to clear his ship for action."
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