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Huzza! HUZZA! The captain and crew of Constitution were heroes! News of their victory over Guerriere spread fast as soon as Constitution returned to Boston. So when captain Isaac Hull stepped ashore on the first day of September, the whole city greeted him. Flags flew. Bands played. Cannons fired deafening salutes. And flowers rained down as the captain led his officers down Long Wharf, to a party at the city’s finest building, the Exchange Coffee House.

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