Navy Department, Feby. 22nd: 1817.
I have the honour to enclose, herewith nominations for the promotions required by the Naval Service of the United States; as also a nomination of the Revd. Cheever Fitch, for confirmation as Chaplain in the Navy, in which station he performed duty during the whole of the late War. I have the honour to be, &c:
B. W. Crowninshield
DNA: RG 45--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.