Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry, convened on board the United States' Frigate the President, in the harbor of New York, on the thirtieth day of August, 1811... pp. 238- 320. 8vo, sewn with new thread; (uncut, unopened, some pages lightly foxed, otherwise very good). N.p., n.d., (ca. 1811).
"The President, a 44-gun frigate built in New York, 1794-1800, first came to public notice when, in 1811, off the Chesapeake, under John Rodgers, she replied with a withering broadside to a suspicious shot, fired in the darkness, by the British (ship) Little Belt...(Later) Rodgers fired the first shot of the War of 1812 in a chase of the Belvidera..." Dictionary of American History IV, p. 334. The Court of Inquiry was presided over by Stephen Decatur.