Letter of The Secretary of the Navy, Communicating The proceedings of a Court-Martial on Commodore Thomas Ap Catesby Jones, and Certain Correspondence between the Secretary of the Navy and Commodore Jones. February 24, 1851

GRAHAM, Will. A]

Published by N.p, (Washington, D. C), 1851
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Title: Letter of The Secretary of the Navy, ...

Publisher: N.p, (Washington, D. C)

Publication Date: 1851

Binding: Hardcover


Quarto. rebound in brown cloth, black morocco spine label lettered in gilt, new endpapers. Thirty-First Congress, Second Session. Ex. Doc. No. 45. Commodore Thomas Ap Catesby Jones captured the port of Monterey in October, 1842, without resistance based on a report (false) that the U.S. and Mexico were at war. However, he had a sad ending to an illustrious career when he was court-martialed in February, 1850, for using "unauthorized funds" in transporting refugees from lower California after the Mexican War. He had transported 300 refugees out of Lower California, paying the expenses from military contributions at Mazatlan. [Howes: J242]. Occasional faint browning throughout, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 19312

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