page displays where the words to "THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER"
was written and under what conditions.
Scott Key was on
a mercy mission to gain the release of Dr. William Beans,
aboard the "TRUCE SHIP" moored in the British Fleet Anchorage.
Key and negotiator Colonel John Skinner had sailed from Baltimore in a sloop out to the fleet.
about the "BATTLE OF NORTH POINT".
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