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    Oliver Hazard Perry manuscript Document Signed, "O. H. Perry". One page, 8" x 13", Baltimore, July 19, 1815, an account for purchases made by Perry for outfitting the galley and officer's dining room on the ship Java including "4 dozen Ivory Table Knives & forks...Tea Kettle...1 Gridiron...1 Patent cork screw...1 Talbe Bell...1 stew Pan...2 sweeping rushes...1 crumb brush...1 Frying Pan...1 Cleaver" among other necessities. Perry (1785-1819) gained immortality for his spectacular victory on Lake Erie during the War of 1812. In 1814 he was assigned to the USS Java but was unable to engage his ship against the British due to their blockade of Baltimore. In this document, Perry was outfitting the ship for a cruise to the Mediterranean that lasted until 1817. Lightly toned at margins, partial fold separation, minor marginal losses, else fine. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.


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