James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
On the Death of Decatur
By William Crafts (17871826)
Stephen Decatur, the second of the name, was, like his father, an American naval officer. He served with great distinction in the war of 1812, and commanded in 1815 the expedition against the Dey of Algiers, whereby that potentate was compelled to renounce all claims to tribute from the United States. He was killed in a duel on March 22, 1820.