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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dale, Richard, (search)
Dale, Richard, Naval officer; born near Norfolk, Va., Nov. 6, 1756; went to sea at twelve years of age, and at nineteen commanded a merchant vessel. He was first a lieutenant in the Virginia navy, and entered the Continental navy, as midshipman of the Bon Homme Richard, receiving a wound in the famous battle with the Serapis. He continued to do good service Richard Dale. to the end of the war, and in 1794 was made captain. He commanded the squadron ordered to the Mediterranean in 1801,ission. He spent the latter years of his life in ease in Philadelphia, where he died, Feb. 24, 1826. The remains of Commodore Dale were buried in Christ Church-yard, Philadelphia, and over the grave is a white marble slab with a long inscription. e latter years of his life in ease in Philadelphia, where he died, Feb. 24, 1826. The remains of Commodore Dale were buried in Christ Church-yard, Philadelphia, and over the grave is a white marble slab with a long inscription. Dale's monument.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tripoli, War with (search)
an annual tribute, and threatened war in 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, having captured a Tripolitan corsair on and the little American squadron cruising in the Mediterranean made the Barbary States more circumspect. Recognizing the existence of war with Tripoli, the United States government ordered a squadron, under Commodore Richard V. Morris, to relieve Dale. the Chesapeake was the commodore's flag-ship. The vessels did not go in a body, but proceeded one after another, between February (1801) and September. Early in May, the Boston, after taking the United States minister (R. R. Livingston) to Fra
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
1801 [Among those reserved were the frigates United States, Constitution, President, Chesapeake, Philadelphia, Constellation, Congress.] Sixth Congress adjourns......March 3, 1801 fourth administration—Democraticrepublican, March 4, 1801, to March 3, 1805. seat of government, at Washington. Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, President. Aaron Burr, New York, Vice-President. Three frigates and one sloop-of-war sent to the Barbary coast to protect our commerce, commanded by Com. Richard Dale......May 20, 1801 Tripoli declares war against the United States......June 10, 1801 Seventh Congress, first session, convenes......Dec. 7, 1801 Speaker of the House, Nathaniel Macon, North Carolina. [President Jefferson sends a written message to Congress and announces that no answer is expected. No President has since addressed Congress orally.] Congress appoints John Beckley, of Virginia, librarian, with a room of the Capitol for the library......Jan. 26, 1802 Cong