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I must repeat what I asserted formerly, that unless some happy expedient can be fallen upon to induce the seamen to enter into the service for a longer term than twelve months, it will never be possible to bring them under proper subordination; and subordination is as necessary, nay, far more so in the fleet than in the army.

John Paul Jones

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Author Profession: Soldier
Nationality: American
Born: July 6, 1747
Died: July 18, 1792

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