Navy Department April 17th. 1815:
I have the honour to transmit, for your consideration, a Copy of the orders to Commodore Decatur, for the government of his operations in the Squadron under his Command; and I have to request, that you will be pleased to suggest such alterations and additions as you may judge expedient. I have the honor to be, With great regard and respect, Sir, Your Most Ob: Servant,
B W Crowninshield
DLC: Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.