§ From Aaron Fontaine1
19 August 1811, Louisville, Kentucky. On the basis of “our former acquaintance,” introduces his son, Maury Fontaine, who is about to take up his appointment as a midshipman in the navy.
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1. Aaron Fontaine (1753–1823) had resided in Louisa County, Virginia, prior to his removal to Kentucky sometime before 1802. His son, Maury, resigned his midshipman’s appointment in November 1811 (PJM description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (1st ser., vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77, vols. 11–17, Charlottesville, Va., 1977–91). description ends , 15:479 n. 1; Callahan, List of Officers of the Navy description begins Edward W. Callahan, List of Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps from 1775 to 1900 (New York, 1900). description ends , p. 199).