|DS dated 1 March 1825. Appointing Asa Curtis a Gunner in the US Navy, signed by President James Monroe and by Samuel Southard, Secretary of the Navy.|
Asa Curtis' appointment to Gunner.
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS, GREETING:
Know ye, That, reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity
and abilities of Asa Curtis I do appoint him a Gunner
in the NAVY of the UNITED STATES
He is, therefore, carefully and diligently to discharge the duties of a Gunner
by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging. And I do strictly charge
and require all officers, seamen, and others, under his command, to be obedient to his orders as
And he is to observe and follow such orders and directions from time to time, as he shall
receive from me, or the future President of the United States of America, or his superior officer
set over him, according to the Rules and Discipline of the Navy. This WARRANT to continue
in force during the pleasure of the President of the United States for the time being.
GIVEN under my hand at the CITY OF WASHINGTON, this First
day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and twenty five and in the forty ninth year of the
Independence of the United States.
By the President,
John H Sherburne