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Fanning's Narrative : Being the Memoirs of Nathaniel Fanning, an Officer of the Revolutionary Navy, 1778-1783 (Classic Reprint)
by Nathaniel Fanning


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New London or elsewhere, and it is plain that Buell never saw the narrative. Buell also states that Fanning was alive in 1846, and drew prize-money in that year for his services on the Bon Homme Richard.  Read more...


 
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Excerpt from Fanning's Narrative: Being the Memoirs of Nathaniel Fanning, an Officer of the Revolutionary Navy, 1778-1783

New London or elsewhere, and it is plain that Buell never saw the narrative. Buell also states that Fanning was alive in 1846, and drew prize-money in that year for his services on the Bon Homme Richard. He prob ably bases this upon the statement in Sherburne's life (new York, that sixty-six dollars was paid to Nathaniel Fanning in that year. The fact is, that Fan ning died in Charleston in 1805, then fifty years of age; the prize-money paid was probably given to some rela tive or heir claiming it under the act of Congress awarding prize-money at that late date to the officers and crew of the Bon Homme Richard and Alliance.

The second title-page of Fanning's narrative, in 1808, which replaced the original one Of 1806, first disclosed the author's name. That Fanning's book should have been published anonymously will be accounted for by a perusal of it. Jones was at that time a popular hero in this country and abroad, and it may reasonably be supposed that in 1806 F anning's heirs did not desire that his name as its author Should appear, as his com ments upon his old commander's private character, and the scandalous stories he relates of Jones's conduct on shore, might have involved him in serious trouble with the survivors of the times of which he wrote.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780282071820
  • ISBN-10: 0282071822
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • Publish Date: April 2018
  • Page Count: 302
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.63 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.89 pounds


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