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Your polite & friendly communication of the 15 Int. has been duly rec’d, wherein you state that your thoughts have been turned to me as a proper person for Secretary of the Navy Department; for this expression of your kind & frankly avowed opinion of my fitness for the office, be pleased to accept the thanks of a grateful heart, & be assured, if I could, consistant with the duties I owe my...
At the special request of my political friends, & the permission of my family, I have prevail’d on myself to accept your very honorable appointment of Secretary of the Navy of the U States; if you have not named any other person for that office to the Honl. Senate, in consequence of my letter of 26th. Inst. I will come on to washington in a week at farthest; this reconsideration I hope you...
§ From Benjamin W. Crowninshield. 22 January 1815, Navy Department. “I have the honour to enclose for your Signature, the blank Warrants herewith.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ). 1 p.
I have the honour to transmit to you the Copy of a map drawn by Capt. Arthur Sinclair, the original of which is filed with the archives of this Department. I am very respectfully your ob. Servt Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ). The enclosed copy may have been of a map of Presque Isle Bay that Sinclair enclosed in his 6 May 1814 letter to William Jones ( DNA : RG 45, Captains’ Letters),...
§ 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...
I have the honour to submit for your consideration the enclosed letters, the importance of which requires some decision as to the payments & expenditures for the Lake Service. I am Very respectfully Sir Your Ob: Servt. Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ). The enclosures may have included a 15 Jan. 1815 letter to Crowninshield from Lake Ontario shipbuilding contractors Adam and Noah Brown,...
§ From Benjamin W. Crowninshield. 31 January 1815, Navy Department. “I have the honour to submit, for your approbation & correction, a system of Regulations for the Flotilla Service of the U S. “It is desirable that the Flotilla Command should be decided in order to avoid the collision which may arise between the officers of the Navy & the Captains in the Flotilla Service.” Letterbook copy (...
Will you be pleased to name the Ships mentioned in the enclosed letter from Como. Chauncey, vizt. two to mount 100 Guns each, and one frigate of 44 Guns. I have the honor to be Very respectfully Your obedt: Servt: RC ( DLC ); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 45, LSP ). RC docketed by JM . For enclosure, see n. 1. Crowninshield evidently enclosed Capt. Isaac Chauncey’s letter to him of 29 Jan. 1815,...
I have the honor to request that you will please to nominate William Lewis, now a Lieutenant, to be a Master Commandant in the Navy of the U States; and am With great respect &c. DNA : RG 45--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
I have the honor to enclose for your signature the Commissions herewith, and am, With great respect &c DNA : RG 45--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.