Featured Image: Orders to Issac Hull, 1798-1812

Handwritten notes of orders to a ship captainTitle: Hull. Isaac. Orders to him, 1798-1812

Date: 1798-1812

Location: Unknown

Creator: Unknown

Source: USS Constitution Museum

Collection: Isaac Hull Papers, 1791-1862

Description: Isaac Hull was the captain of the USS Constitution during the War of 1812.  Here is a single page from a notebook recording his official orders as he received them.  On June 18th, he tersely notes the declaration of war between the US and Britain.

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