(WITH APPENDICES AND ADDENDA.)
Pg. 20: Says President Jackson was on board CONSTITUTION when she first was drydocked.
20‑1: "...When in the
Passed Midshipman Charles C. Barton to
Pg. 26: Lieutenant Charles G. Hunter in CONSTITUTION at least during latter part of Mediterranean cruise.
Pg. 31: Elliott met the Pope while visiting
Pg. 33: Lieutenant Hardy, USMC, and Midshipman Maffitt aboard (1837).
Elliott picked up a temple fragment at Marathon; given to
Pg. 35: Lieutenant Drayton, "my flag officer." [None was assigned.]
Elliott states he resisted the temptation to "pluck a branch"
from one of the olive trees in the Garden at
Pg. 37: General Lewis Cass' entire suite of 16 persons was accommodated in Elliott's cabin.
"The question may be asked, how
came they all on board? Having touched
at.the different ports of Greece‑‑...which
powers desired the establishment of a treaty with the
These papers were enclosed to me by
General Cass, asking at the same time my permission to add his wife, his three
daughters, his son, and male and female attendants, to which I answered that they would be to us welcome
as the flowers in May. Accordingly, on
the first of May, 1837, he embarked on
board the Constitution, at
Pg. 38: Lieutenant Brent (1837). Capudan Pasha's flagship MAHMOUD (120).
Elliott swam across the River Jordan.
Midshipmen Anderson and Fleming (1837), "...my aids de camp..." In the
Elliott cut off a branch of one of the cedars of Lebanon; gave it to
43‑4: With the Cass suite, Elliott
Elliott "purloined a piece" of a sarcophagus top at
Pg. 46: In Port Mahon in November 1837; shifted Cass party to USS UNITED STATES.
Pg. 52: "He [the President] asked me, 'Did Captain Boerum shrink from the responsibility of his command, even to admit that you had not the right to make the appointment, ‑‑ did he enter upon the duties and profess to discharge them, and then shrink from the responsibilities?' I assured him that was so..."
Appendix (pagination added)
Pg. 53: Lieutenant Charles H. McBlair in CONSTITUTION in 1838.
Pg. 55: Elliott appointed Lieutenant William Boerum Flag Captain on 30 November 1836. [He had not the authority to do so.] Carpenter Sage on board CONSTITUTION in 1838.
Pg. 56: Chaplain Everet [sic] died on board CONSTITUTION; succeeded by Chaplain Lambert for three months.
Pp. 56‑7: William Boerum ordered to CONSTITUTION as First Lieutenant on 31 July 1835.
Pg. 57: CONSTITUTION paid off on 18 August 1838.
Letter, SecNav Paulding to Commander W. Boerum, 7 May 1839: "...the
Department considered Commodore Elliott as
Captain of the Constitution, during her late cruise in the
Elliott acquired "four colossal balls" while in the
Passed Midshipmen Dulany, Hagerty, and Lewis; Surgeon Daniel Egbert; Purser
Note: Fleet Surgeon T. J. Boyd apparently died at some point during the cruise.
Pg. 65: SecNav letter to Elliott, 18 October 1836, directed embarkation of Cass "during the next season" in accordance with the Presidential desire to have Cass visit the Near East and report his observations.
Cass party boarded 1 May 1837 at