James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Elisha Tracy, 13 January 1809

Washington Jany. 13th ’09.


Permit me to introduce to You the bearer Capt. Chew. He has served in the Navy of the United States & I believe with reputation & wishes to enter the service again. He is Son to the Capt. Chew (I believe a family Connection of Yours) who Commanded an Armed Vessel of the U. States during our Revolutionary War, & lost his life, standing between his Countrys rights & our Enemies Bayonets. I am Sir very respectfully Your humble Servt.

Elisha Tracy

DNA: RG 45--Miscellaneous Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy.

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