Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to United States House of Representatives, 15 November 1804

Nov. 15. 1804

To the House of Representatives
of the United States.

Agreeably to your resolution of the 9th. instant I now lay before you a statement of the circumstances attending the destruction of the frigate Philadelphia, with the names of the officers and the number of men employed on the occasion: to which I have to add that Lieutenant Decatur was thereupon advanced to be a Captain in the Navy of the US.

Th: Jefferson

DNA: RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.

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