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With regard to the photo from the entry on the USS Arkansas, I ran across this information about the donation of the silver service: http://sites.usdaughters1812.org/SimonBradford1812/history.html

Also, the State Legislature appropriated $1,400 for the remainder of cost of the silver set in Act 27 of 1919.
Jill Holyfield
Little Rock, AR