Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William M. Duncanson, Jr., 22 February 1807

Norfolk February 22nd 1807


Having received a Letter from the Accountent of [the] Navy Department—& receiving by his statement pay as a midshipman, after acting as a Leiut: in the Navy Since the 12th Dece. 1805 [I] herewith take the liberty of transmeting to you a Copy of his Letter [as] well as a Letter of appointment from Commodor Rodgers also the [secr]etary of the Navys Letter to me—

Feling my self hurt at the decesion of Both of these Gentlemen [I mu]st take the liberty of appealing to your Excellence to Determine [whe]ther I shall Still act in Capacity of Leiutenant. I must take the liberty [to i]nform your Excellence that I am anxious to remain in the Navy [and] hope your Excellence will take my Case into Consideration.

I hope to have the honour of receiving a Letter from your Excellence when convenient—

I have the honour to Subscribe my Self With Sentiments of the highest Esteem & Regard

your humble Servent.

William M. Duncanson, Junr.

DNA: RG 45--Naval Records Collection.

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