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Guide to the Naval History Society Collection
1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936)
  MS 439

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 29, 2018
Description is in English.

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Series 7. USS Boston (1828-1829)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the account book from an 1828-1829 cruise detailing expenditures to outfit the ship as well as payments by 344 named crew members against their accounts for items including tobacco, sugar, buttons, soap and mess bills. Officers included Captain Hoffman, Lts. Charles S. McCauley and Alexander J.D. Browne, and Dr. John M. Imlay.

Historical Note

The sloop USS Boston was commissioned from the Boston Navy Yard in early 1826 under Master Commandant Beekman Verplanck Hoffman (1789-1834). Between 1826 and 1829, it protected American shipping near Brazil while that country and Argentina battled over possession of what is now Uruguay. Later it was deployed in the Mediterranean, the West Indies, Brazil, and reached Macao in 1842. After subsequent sojourns in Asia and Mexico, it was wrecked off the Bahamas in 1846 with no loss of life.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 1 Account book
1828 February - 1829 August

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