Comments for: Maine man’s collection of rare Key West documents sold, donated to island library

Posted Oct. 15, 2013, at 6:12 p.m.

KEY WEST — The “General Order” is just 47 words, handwritten in tough-to-read cursive by U.S. Navy Commodore David Porter from the U.S. ship Peacock. It calls for a salute of 17 guns to be fired at 8 o’clock the morning of April 6, 1823, from the battery in front …

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