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> John PAUL JONES. (From a mezzotint of the painting by Notté),

Frontispiece AN EARLY AMERICAN FLOATING BATTERY, COMMODORE ESEK HOPKINS. (From a French engraving of the portrait by Wilkinson),

3 THE FIRST NAVAL FLAGS,

4 DESTRUCTION OF THE SCHOONER GASPÉ, 1772. (From an engraving by Rogers of the painting by McNevin),

7 THE STATE HOUSE AT NEWPORT, SHOWING THE GASPÉ

AFFAIR. (From an engraving in Hinton's “ History of the

United States”),
THE Boston TEA-PARTY.” (From an old engraving),

13 A BRITISH ARMED SLOOP. (From a very rare engraving,

showing the first lighthouse erected in the United States-
on Little Brewster Island, Boston Harbor),

19 A BRIG OF WAR LOWERING A Boat. (From a picture drawn and engraved by Baugean),

29 THE ADMIRALTY SEAL,

33 THE FOUNDERS OF THE AMERICAN Navy. (Drawn by I. W. Taber—the portraits from engravings),

37 Vessel OF WAR SALUTING, WITH THE YARDS MANNED.

(From an old French engraving),
FACSIMILE OF A LETTER FROM ABRAHAM WHIPPLE TO GEN-

ERAL LINCOLN DURING THE SIEGE OF CHARLESTON.
(From the original at the Lenox Library),

42 NICHOLAS BIDDLE. (From an engraving by Edwin),

45 A FRIGATE CHASING A SMALL BOAT. (From an old French

engraving),
A LETTER FROM Esek HOPKINS. (From the original at the

Lenox Library),
A CORVETTE. (From an old French engraving),

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