Signed, in plate, lower left: Painted by T. Birch, A.C.S.A.
Printed, in center lower margin: [Profile portrait of Decatur]
Inscribed, lower left center: The Macedonian had 36 killed and 63 wounded Inscribed, lower center: Fought Octr. 25, 1812 Inscribed, lower right center: The United States had 5 killed and 7 wounded Inscribed, lower right: Engraved by S. Seymour Inscribed, lower margin: THIS REPRESENTATION OF THE U.S. FRIGATE UNITED STATES, STEPHEN DECATUR ESQR. COMMANDER, CAPTURING HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S FRIGATE MACEDONIAN, JOHN S. CARDEN ESQR. COMMANDER | Is respectfully inscribed to Capt Stephen Decatur his Officers and Gallant Crew by their devoted humble Servant | James Webster.