Letter from Merchant John F. Kennedy to Marcia Gray, 27 October 1815
Kennedy, John F.
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The letter was written while Kennedy was in Gibraltar, he begins "I commenced writing to you yesterday when most unexpectedly Commodore Bainbridge got his whole fleet under way ------ obliged to close my letter without saying anything that I had to say and with much difficulty got it on board the Brig commanded by...". This letter was written at the time of the Algerian War and mentions that Commodore Stephen Decatur was on route home after defeating the Algerian pirates.