British frigate Leopard fires on American warship Chesapeake

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Demands are made to hand over British deserters, which nearly causes war, averted by Thomas Jefferson's pacific …
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Editors. "British frigate Leopard fires on American warship Chesapeake". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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