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To James Madison from Benjamin W. Crowninshield, 28 January 1815 (Abstract)

From Benjamin W. Crowninshield, 28 January 1815 (Abstract)

§ From Benjamin W. Crowninshield. 28 January 1815, Navy Department. “The enclosed promotions are required in the Naval Service of the U States.”

Letterbook copy and letterbook copy of enclosure (DNA: RG 45, LSP); enclosure (DNA: RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B–A3). Letterbook copy 1 p. The enclosure (1 p.) nominated Master Commandant James T. Leonard to be promoted to the rank of captain, two lieutenants for the rank of master commandant, and five midshipmen for the rank of lieutenant. JM signed the list and forwarded it to the Senate on 1 Feb. 1815, and all the promotions were approved three days later (Senate Exec. Proceedings, description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends 2:606–7, 615).

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