Jul 3, 2013 11:55 AM by Associated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Letters written by John Paul Jones, the man many consider to be the father of the United States Navy, have recently surfaced at the Charleston Library Society.
The letters written in 1777 by the storied naval captain from the American Revolution have been in the society's collection since the 1830s. But assistant librarian Rob Salvo says they had been forgotten until recently.
A naval history group, the Naval Order of the United States, recently approached the library about holding a conference this fall and mentioned the letter collection.
Salvo says beyond a brief listing in a card catalog, it wasn't clear what was in the collection. It turns out there were 11 letters totaling 13 pages. The letters, written in 1777, were sent to the secretary of the Navy and other officials. One was written to Benjamin Franklin.
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