James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Benjamin W. Crowninshield, 13 December 1815

Navy Department Decr. 13. 1815

Sir.

I have the honor to enclose herewith a letter from Commodore Decatur, and a nomination to the Senate in his behalf to be a Commissioner of the Navy Board. I have the honor to be &c.

B. W. C.

To the Senate of the United States

I Nominate

Stephen Decatur a Captain in the Navy of the United States to be a Commissioner of the Navy Board.

DNA: RG 59—LSP—Letters Sent to the President.

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