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ANGUS, Samuel, naval officer, born in Philadelphia in 1784; died in Geneva, New York, 29 May 1840. He entered the service in 1799 as midshipman, and became lieutenant in 1807, master-commandant in 1813, and captain in 1816. He was severely wounded in the action between the "Constellation" and the French frigate "La Vengeance," 1 February 1800, and again in the encounter between the "Enterprise" and a French lugger. In the war of 1812 he was badly wounded in the attack on the English at Black Rock, and while commanding a flotilla in Delaware Bay. He commanded the ship that carried Adams and Clay to Ghent to arrange the peace with Great Britain. Owing to injuries received in the service, his mind became impaired, and he was dismissed, 21 June 1824.
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