Act of Sovereignty delivered to Captain W. B. Orne by Colonel David Jewett, Falkland Islands, 1820

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Act of Sovereignty delivered to Captain W. B. Orne by Colonel David Jewett. Falkland Islands, 1820.  (1820) 
by David Jewett
Published in the Salem Gazette, 8th June, 1821. Delivered by Capt. W.B. Orne, Ship General Knox, of Salem.

Taken from British and Foreign State Papers, Volume 20 (1836). By Great Britain, Foreign Office.


"National Frigate, Heroina, Port Soledad, 9th Nov., 1820.


"SIR, I have the honor to inform you of my arrival at this Port, to take possession of these Islands, in the name of the Supreme Government of The United Provinces of South America.


"This ceremony was publicly performed on the 6th day of this present November, and the National Standard hoisted at the Fort, under a Salute from this Frigate, in the presence of several Citizens of The United States, and Subjects of Great Britain.


"I am, &c.


"D. JEWETT
"Colonel of the Marine of the United Provinces of South America,
Commander of the Frigate Heroina.