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Jeakes, Joseph (fl. 1812-1813) His Majesty's ship Shannon... capturing the American... Frigate Chesapeake

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03282 Author/Creator: Jeakes, Joseph (fl. 1812-1813) Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: 1813 Pagination: 1 sheet 55.5 x 39.3 cm

Published G. Webster. War of 1812 print.

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