Navy Department April 21st: 1815
I would respectfully submit to your consideration the Enclosed Papers, with a view to have your sanction to dismiss the man from the U.S. Naval Service. his character & qualifications are unfavourably spoken of by Captain Porter & others. I am very respectfully Sir. Your obed. Serv.
B W Crowninshield
DLC: Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.