- Humphreys, Asheton Y.
- Call number
- MssCol 1463
- Physical description
- .06 linear feet (1 volume)
- Preferred Citation
- Narrative of cruise of U.S.S. Constitution, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
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One volume, containing a narrative of cruise of U.S.S. Constitution by Asheton Y. Humphreys, dated December 17, 1814 to March 26, 1815. Humphreys previously served as captain's clerk on the Constitution, and sailed this cruise as Chaplain of the ship. On February 26, 1815, he was ordered aboard the British ship Levant as Purser The Constitution was led by Captain Charles Stewart. The narrative discusses the ship departing Boston; an account of food stores taken; the capture of British schooner Lord Nelson, British merchant ship Susan, and H. M. ships Cyane and Levant; repair of ships; morale of British officers and crews; voyage to Porto Praya, Cape Verde Islands to land prisoners; description of the port; escape of the Constitution and Cyane from three British men of war; recapture of the Levant by British; and the landing of the Levant in Barbados. Also included is a poem on Perry's victory on Lake Erie
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