Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Capt. David Porter” in entry essex-the of Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History:

...lns=""> A frigate of 860 tons, rated at thirty-two guns, but actually carried forty-six; built in Salem, Mass., in 1799. On June 26, 1812, under command of Capt. David Porter , she left Sandy Hook, N. J., on a cruise, with a flag at her masthead bearing the significant words, free-trade and sailors' rights. He soon captured several English merchant vesels, making trophy...
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