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    • 1815-01-24


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The distress of my family has obliged me to appeal to your justice, and in stating the case, I hope it will meet with attention. My Father Francis Harrison entered the service of the united S in gun boat 121 and was in her at the time of her capture, was imprisoned in Melville Island prison 14 months and part of that time in close confinement, as a hostage under the retaliatory system last...
§ From James Monroe. 24 January 1815, War Department. “I have the honor respectfully to propose for your approbation, the following promotions in the Army of the United States.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B–A3). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Monroe. The enclosure (11 pp.; printed in Senate Exec. Proceedings, Journal of the Executive...