Monday, April 29, 2013

Employment Opportunity for Marylanders: Join the the Chesapeake Flotilla - April 1814


Where an honorable and comfortable situation offers to men out of employ during the Embargo; where seamen and landsmen will receive four month's pay advanced, and their wives to receive half pay, monthly; and single men can provide foraged parents; and widowers for the helpless children, in the same manner, with the advantage of always being near their families, and not to be drafted into the militia, or turned over into any other service.  Apply to the recruiting officers, or to

                                                                                          JOSHUA BARNEY,[2]
                                                                                                         Com. of U.S. Flotilla

March 3                                                                                                                      eott[3]    

Joshua Barney circa 1800
image from Wikipedia

"On July 4, 1813, Joshua Barney, an American Revolutionary War naval hero, proposed a plan to the Secretary of the Navy, William Jones, to build, purchase, outfit, man, and command a flying squadron of 20 barges to defend the Chesapeake Bay from British incursions."

[2] Joshua Barney (6 July 1759 – 1 December 1818) was, born in Baltimore, Maryland, and served in the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War. He later achieved the rank of commodore in the United States Navy and also served in the War of 1812. from Wikipedia.

[3] Baltimore Patriot & Evening Advertiser.; Date: 04-29-1814; Volume: 3; Issue: 101; Page: [4]; Location: Baltimore, Maryland.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, April 28th, 2013.

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