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MONROE, James; SOUTHARD, Samuel L.; United States. Board of Navy Commissioners.

Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a Report of the Secretary of the Navy, in relation to Provisions & stores furnished [to] the Squadron in the Pacific Ocean, &c. &c. May 13, 1824. Read: ordered that it lie upon the table.

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Washington [D.C.] : Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1824. “18th Congress, 1st Session [147]”. Disbound octavo, pp 9, [1 blank], with 7 folding tables; browning and scattered foxing, but complete.

The Pacific Squadron was part of the United States Navy squadron stationed in the Pacific Ocean in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Initially, there being no United States ports in the Pacific, the squadron was supplied out of storeships which provided naval equipment; food and water was obtained at local ports of call in the Hawaiian Islands and towns on the Pacific Coast of the Americas.

The various tables in this United States government document detail the types of provisions, and payments made for them, which have been transferred to ships of the Pacific Squadron in ports on the west coast of South America. Includes message, p. 3, signed by President James Monroe, 13 May, 1824; letter from the Navy Department, p. 5, signed by Sam. L. Southard; letter from the Navy Commissioners’ Office, p. 4, signed by Jno. Rodgers.