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Collection Reference Number GLC00722.10
From Archive Folder William McBlair collection 
Title A. B. Cummings to William McBlair regarding two drunk crewmen on board the "Dale"
Date 1 June 1857
Author Cummings, A. B. (fl. 1857-1858)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Reports that two crewmen, Charles Moore and John Duggin, were caught drunk and fighting, and that Duggin was also insubordinate. Written on board the U.S.S. "Dale," off of Funchal on the island of Madeira. Cummings was a lieutenant aboard the "Dale."
Subjects Military History  Alcohol  Military Law  Navy  Maritime  Africa  African American History  African Squadron  
People Cummings, A. B. (fl. 1857-1858)  
Theme Naval & Maritime; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information William McBlair was a United States naval officer in command of the ship "Dale," responsible for catching illegal slave trading ships off the coast of Africa. Later served in the Confederate Navy.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859