Washington: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1820. 26pp. Disbound, light to moderate foxing, margins closely trimmed but without text loss. Good+.
The pamphlet was "issued by friends of the late Decatur...In this heated correspondence, the two participants assess the merits of Barron's efforts to secure re-instatement in the United States Navy. Decatur, while serving on the Board of Navy Commissioners from 1815 to 1820, opposed Barron, and these letters restate his unwillingness to make any concessions on Barron's behalf. Motivated by Decatur's intransigence, Barron challenged Decatur to a duel, whereupon Decatur was killed and Barron was wounded" [Cohen].
Cohen 3998. Item #34615