Monroe's Barge

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“In June of 1817 President Monroe took a very extensive journey through the States, visiting all the fortifications ... He was conveyed up the Delaware from Wilminton to the navy-yard in Philadelphia in a barge of the Franklin. The barge was lined and trimmed with crimson velvet, and rowed by sixteen oarsmen, dressed in scarlet vests, white sleeves and trousers.” -Abbot, 1902


John S. C. Abbott and Russell H. Conwell Lives of the Presidents a Graphic History of the United States (Chicago, IL: J. M. Towers & CO. , 1902)


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