Hull, Isaac

Letter to Thomas Chew from Isaac Hull, 1812.
1 volume (0.08 linear feet).
About Isaac Hull

Isaac Hull (1773-1843), was a Commodore in the United States Navy. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in the newly formed United States Navy in March 1798 and distinguished himself during the next two years while serving on board the frigate Constitution in the Quasi-War with France. He commanded the Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) during the battle with HMS Guerriere in the War of 1812. Thomas J. Chew was commissioned Purser on April 25, 1812. Chew was Purser aboard the Constitution during the battle with HMS Guerriere.

About the collection

Letter, dated November 14, 1812 from Isaac Hull, New York to Thomas Chew, Purser, U.S. Navy, Boston. Hull refers to having his portrait painted by Gilbert Stuart, and to the battle between USS Constitution, which he commanded, and the British ship HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812.

  • Constitution (Frigate)
  • Guerriere (Frigate)
Types of material
  • Correspondence
Reference files
  • Constitution, Frigate (?)
  • Hull, Isaac
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