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USS Jamestown - 22 June 1852 - Rio de Janeiro

At the request of the Rev'd Mr. Fletcher of the American Missionary Society for the benefit of American Seamen, expended 14 yds bunting, and 2.5 yds cotton. for the purpose of making a Bethel Flag; by order of Captain Samuel Downing

Bethel flag (U.S.)
Missionaries of the Seamen's Friend Society carried out the work in foreign ports. One of these workers, writing from Rio de Janeiro on 1 March 1839, stated: 'During the year past we have omitted no occasion of holding services under the Bethel flag on board English and American vessels in the harbor.'
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