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or, The World on a Man-of-War



(1850)



"Conceive him now in a man-of-war;
with his letters of mart, well armed,
victualed, and appointed,
and see how he acquits himself."
--FULLER'S "Good Sea-Captain."

NOTE. In the year 1843 I shipped as "ordinary seaman"
on board of a United States frigate then lying in a
harbor of the Pacific Ocean. After remaining in this
frigate for more than a year, I was discharged from
the service upon the vessel's arrival home. My man-of-war
experiences and observations have been incorporated in
the present volume.--New York, March, 1850.


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