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JOHN.PAUL , JONES FOUGtfT IRST NAVAL
BATTLE IN WHICHr"OLa GLORY" WAVED ,
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Paul Jones Fighting First GreattNavalr Battle.
By Frank' Merriwell, Jr.
Commodore John. Paul Jones, the
Scotchman, was America's FIRST
He fought the first great naval bat
tle, with Old Glory atrt.e helm-
He laid the foundation and made
the plans for our United States navy
There are three fine reasons why,
John Paul Jones 'was ajiero worth'
remembering 1 t ,'
I - Paul Jones spent tiis early life as
a British seaman, but later came oven
to the states to manage his brother's!
plantation in Virginia.- Like all the
early settlers.the love of freedom and(
his adopted country .were strong in
lhs heart - -
And so 'When 'the colonists discov
ered that thenext thing which they
must have ,was a NAVY it -was John
Paul Jones who came to the rescuer
The commission, chosen to organize
a fleet, sent, for .him. On-the spot,
they 'decided 'he .was the man to ad
vise.'them andto take command of
their 'first ships "unon the sea!
.This wasths'pfaahe mapped out
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-success his-triple slogan:
Do MOT fieht against England for
the mastery of the seas!
DO carrv on a sea warfarin? that
.will-harass the .enemy!
. DO have ONE sharp encounter,
capture a British vessel and take it
into a FOREIGN port!
"Follow. this- program," he said,'
-"and the worlds-will know and fearu
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