1848 Stampless Letter Uss St Lawrence Morrisville Pa -norfolk Va Navy Clymer
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1848 Stampless Letter Uss St Lawrence Morrisville Pa -norfolk Va Navy Clymer :
ONE OF SEVERAL CLYMER LETTERS ON NOW !!!! --- AMAZING FOLDED LETTER WITH MANUSCRIPT POSTMARK "MORRISVILLE. SEPT 2" WITH "PAID 10" RATE, SENT TO DR GEORGE CLYMER, US SHIP ST LAWRENCE, NORFOLK VA. -- HAND WRITTEN NOTED FROM CLYMER "RECd AT HAMPTON ROADS TUESDAY 10 O CLOCK AM AND ANDWERED. IT OUGHT TO HAVE COME ON MONDAY." -- BREMERHAVEN." -- SENT BY FAMILY MEMBER M CLYMER, SIGNED "M.C.," LETTER MENTIONS "MRS CLYMER IS NOW HERE, AND WILL REMAIN FOR A FEW DAYS, TILL MEREDITH JOINS HER, HE HAS BEEN ABSENT FOR NEARLY 3 WEEKS, FIRST TO WEST POINT & THEN TO SHARON SPRINGS, YOU WILL NATURALLY SAY, THAT SENSIBILITY FORMS NO PART OF HIS CHARACTER. HIS POOR MOTHER LOOKS THIN OLD & CARE WORN. HIS WIFE IS IN WILMINGTON WITH HER PARENTS. MARY HAS JUST ENTERED ..." ALSO MENTIONS TAKING ANN TO ATTLEBORO, ETC. . --- SUPERB !! --- (George Clymer was grandson of the George Clymer who signe d the Declaration of Independence. He was a naval surgeon and became Medical Director of the U.S. navy with the rank o f Commodore. Dr. George Willing Clymer (1804-1881 was an Army Surgeon on a two-year tour-of-duty aboard the U.S.S. St. Lawrence from 1848-1850. His wife, Mary (Shubrick) Clymer (1819-1902) was the daughter of Rear Admiral William Branford Shubrick and Harriet Cordelia Wethered. George Clymer eventually became the Medical Director of the U.S. Navy and rose to the rank of Commodore.) SEE PHOTOS !!! , SHIPPING AND HANDLING IS $2.00 IN USA, OR $3.00 FOREIGN. ITEMS NOT REGISTERED OR INSURED ARE SENT AT BUYERS RISK. ALL ITEMS OVER $40.00 IN USA MUST BE INSURED AT BUYERS COST. ALL ITEMS OVER $80.00 FOREIGN MUST BE REGISTERED AT BUYERS COST. I COMBINE SHIPPING COSTS ON MULTIPLE ITEM TO SAVE YOU MONEY. CHECK MY VERY HIGH response !!!!! USS ST LAWRENCE / On 29 August, the Navy Department, at the request of the Prussian Minister to the United States, directed Captain Hiram Paulding of the U.S.S. St. Lawrence to “take on board a Mister H. W. Foster and rate him Master’s Mate.” The German states, then striving to establish a German Federation, had recently become aware of the need for a German navy and had asked the United States for help in establishing and training a national fighting force afloat. The ship got underway on 8 September 1848 and headed eastward across the Atlantic. After touching at Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, the ship reached the mouth of the Weser River on 7 October. The next day, she was towed to Bremerhaven. She remained at that port for the next month and one-half while Capt. Paulding visited important cities in several German states to discuss with various leaders matters important to the establishment of the new navy. Before departing Bremerhaven, St. Lawrence received on board four Prussian midshipmen for training, and they served on the frigate, learning the customs, discipline, and seamanship of the United States Navy. The frigate left the mouth of the Weser on 22 November and reached Southampton, England, on 2 December. She was anchored at the port for more than a month while her officers and men exchanged courtesies with their English counterparts, building good will between the two nations. Early in January 1849, the ship sailed for Portugal and reached Lisbon on the 12th. But for a visit to Cadiz, Spain, from 5 February to 14 March, she remained at Lisbon until again sailing for England on 1 May. In July, she returned to Bremerhaven where Paulding discharged the German midshipmen on the 10th, since Prussia was then at war with Denmark, the next country on the frigate’s itinerary. St. Lawrence got underway on the 19th and visited Copenhagen until 2 August when she sailed for Sweden. She arrived at Stockholm five days later and remained at that Baltic port until the 16th. On her voyage back south, the frigate touched again at Copenhagen, and spent much of the autumn at Bremerhaven before heading for the Mediterranean. She reached Port Mahon, Minorca, in the Balearics, on 3 December 1849. At that time, political conditions in Europe were still unstable in the aftermath of the revolutions which had shaken Europe in 1848; and the American naval force in the Mediterranean had been increased to its greatest strength since the Barbary Wars. During the protracted series of crises, it had been a source of stability in the area without offending any nation or faction. In the summer of 1850, when tension in Europe began to subside, St. Lawrence was ordered to proceed once more to the Baltic for a short cruise before returning home. She touched at Boston, Massachusetts on 1 November, reached New York on the 6th, and was decommissioned there on the 15th of November 1850.”