Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commodore Richard Dale” in entry tripoli-war-with of Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History:
...case it was refused.
In May, 1801, he caused the flag-staff of the American consulate to be cut down.
and proclaimed war June 10.
In anticipation of this event, the American government had sent Commodore Richard Dale with a squadron to the Mediterranean.
His flag-ship was the President.
He sailed from Hampton Roads, reached Gibraltar July 1, and soon after the Bey had declared war he appeared before Tripoli,...
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