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The son of Joseph and Hannah Scott Nicholson, he was born in Chestertown, Maryland. Samuel Nicholson was a Lieutenant in Bonhomme Richard under John Paul Jones; then, in command of Deane, captured three British sloops-of-war. Appointed Captain upon the reorganization of the Navy in 1794, he superintended the construction of frigate Constitution and commanded her during her first commission.
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