Thursday, September 27, 2012

USA 1979, Joh Paul Jones, 15 c

USA stamp 1979
I have not yet begun to fight
John Paul Jones
15 cents

US Bicentennial
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John Paul Jones (July 6, 1747 – July 18, 1792) was a Scottish sailor and the United States' first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolution.

During his engagement with HMS Serapis, Jones uttered, according to the later recollection of his first lieutenant, the legendary reply to a taunt about surrender from the British captain: "I have not yet begun to fight!"

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