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To James Madison from William Jones, 14 November 1814

From William Jones

Navy Department Novr. 14th 1814

Sir

The promotions designated in the paper herewith are required for the Naval Service of the United States. I have the honor to be with very great respect your Ob. Servt.

W Jones

Letterbook copy and partial letterbook copy of enclosure (DNA: RG 45, LSP); enclosure (DNA: RG 46, Executive Proceedings, Nominations, 13B–A3). The enclosure (1 p.; printed in 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 2:584), which JM signed on 14 Nov. 1814 and forwarded to the Senate the following day, nominated masters commandant Thomas Macdonough, Lewis Warrington, Joseph Bainbridge, William Crane, and Johnston Blakeley to be promoted to the rank of captain, and lieutenants Stephen Cassin, Daniel S. Dexter, James Renshaw, David Deacon, and Louis Alexis to be masters commandant. The partial letterbook copy of the enclosure erroneously listed Macdonough, Warrington, Bainbridge, Crane, and Blakeley as lieutenants to be promoted to masters commandant.

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