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According to the terms of the above treaty, as we have seen, the difficulties with Algiers were settled by the payment of a large annual tribute and a cash payment at the time of nearly a million dollars. The last item alone would Have been sufficient to build and equip three 44-gun which could have gone far toward protecting our shipping, and might even have blockaded Algiers, and forced a peace on terms of honor. frigates, WAR WITH FRANCE Long before the first three frigates were launched, other enemies than Algiers had appeared.

According to the terms of the above treaty, as we have seen, the difficulties with Algiers were settled by the payment of a large annual tribute and a cash payment at the time of nearly a million dollars. The last item alone would Have been sufficient to build and equip three 44-gun which could have gone far toward protecting our shipping, and might even have blockaded Algiers, and forced a peace on terms of honor. frigates, WAR WITH FRANCE Long before the first three frigates were launched, other enemies than Algiers had appeared.

I am the eldest sea officer (except Captain Whipple) on the Journal, and under the commission of Congress, re the rest maining in the service. The United 26 States Navy Whatever the motives in sending him to Europe may have been, Jones started at once to prepare his ship for his long cruise. The selection of the commissioned and warrant officers of the Ranger was entrusted to a com mittee of three men William Whipple, the New Hamp member of the Marine Committee, John Langdon, Continental agent at Portsmouth, and John Paul Jones, the new commander of the vessel.

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