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Published July 03, 2013, 12:00 AM

John Paul Jones Letters


In this June 20, 2013 photo, the signature of John Paul Jones appears at the bottom of a letter he wrote in 1777, displayed at the Charleston Library Society in Charleston, S.C. The Library Society has had the letter and 10 others from Jones in its collection since the 1830s. But the library's assistant librarian Rob Salvo said they had fallen out of institutional memory until recently. The library knew it had some letters from Jones, acknowledged as the father of the U.S. Navy, but didn't really know what they contained. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
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