By: Ernest E. Rogers
Heritage Books, Inc: (1933)
Seller ID: R1239
Condition: 428 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1933), reprint, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 428 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc
New London's fine location, with a harbor seven miles long and a mile wide, was the perfect place for the young American Navy to send out its first expedition in 1775. Nathaniel Shaw, a prominent merchant, became the Naval Agent. Many of his papers and letters are contained in this work. These letters, from the Shaw collection at Yale, comprise nearly half of this book. They provide a fascinating record of captains and their ships, cargoes, business transactions, privateering, routes of voyages, prices of goods, and news of the war. There is an alphabetical list of captains named in the mercan... View More...