Washington Jany. 13th ’09.
Permit me to introduce to You the bearer Capt. Chew. He has served in the Navy of the United States & I believe with reputation & wishes to enter the service again. He is Son to the Capt. Chew (I believe a family Connection of Yours) who Commanded an Armed Vessel of the U. States during our Revolutionary War, & lost his life, standing between his Countrys rights & our Enemies Bayonets. I am Sir very respectfully Your humble Servt.
DNA: RG 45--Miscellaneous Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy.