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To James Madison from Richard Rush, 4 December 1814

From Richard Rush

Washington December 4. 1814.

In considering the case submitted to him yesterday by the President, the attorney general has the honor to report; that, in his opinion, the holding a commission and rank as captain in the navy would be incompatible under the laws with holding, at the same time, the office of secretary of the department of the navy.1

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