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    [U.S.S. Connecticut]: 1798 Quasi-War with France Stampless Cover. Stampless cover with letter sent from James Watson, a contractor in New York, to Nehemiah Hubbard, a navy purchasing agent in Middletown, Connecticut. Dated September 15, 1798, the writer reports on the shipment of copper bolts which were used in the construction of the frigate "Connecticut", launched the following year. He apologizes for the delay, but a fever epidemic in New York has caused three workmen to abandon their posts while the "...remaining one is sick." Shipping has also become problematic "... by the interdiction of vessels usually plying between your state and ours." The time-frame was the Quasi-War with France which continued until the following year. Minor loss on left side, not affecting text. Light tape discoloration at bottom. From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes.

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