Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822Variant names
From the description of Thomas Truxtun papers, 1795-1820. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982506
From the description of Papers of Thomas Truxtun, 1796-1885 (bulk 1796-1823). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83293476
American naval officer.
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cranberry Place, to Aaron Ogden, 1809 Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573395
From the description of ALS : Baltimore, to James McHenry, 1796 Nov. 3. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122466310
From the description of Autograph letter signed : U.S. Ship President, to Commodore Barry, 1801 Jan. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573398
Thomas Truxtun (1755-1822), American naval officer who distinguished himself during the Revolutionary War and the Quasi War with France. In 1795, he was involved in a failed shipping contract with the French envoy, which resulted in substantial losses to Truxton. After the U. S. government assumed responsibility for such losses (known as French Spoliation Claims) by a Congressional Act of 1885, Truxton's heirs revived the case through the U.S. Court of Claims.
From the description of Correspondence and papers of the heirs of Thomas Truxtun, 1845-1903. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122540519
Thomas Truxtun was a privateer during the American Revolution, a merchant ship commander, and United States naval officer.
From the description of Correspondence, 1779-1822. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122541020
1755, Feb. 17:
Born, near Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y.
Appointed captain, U.S. Navy
1798- 1800: Commanded the Constellation (frigate) during the Quasi-War with France
Resigned from U.S. Navy
1816- 1819: Sheriff, Philadelphia, Pa.
1822, May 5:
From the guide to the Thomas Truxtun Papers, 1796-1885, (bulk 1796-1822), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|New York (N.Y.)|
|Naval art and science--History|
|French spoliation claims--Cases|