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John Branch, Secretary of the Navy - manuscript - 12 September 1829

LS dated 12 September 1829, Navy Department. To Commodore Charles Morris. Endorses an appointment of Morris's son as Acting Midshipman.

Navy Department
September 12th, 1829

I have to acknowledge the receipt of your
letter soliciting a Midshipman's appointment
for your son Charles W. Morris and in reply to
remark that although there are now more than
are required for the service, yet in consideration of
the good character of the son and gallant services
of the Father, the application in the present instance
cannot be resisted. You will therefore receive
herewith an appointment for your son as an Acting
Midshipman with a copy of the oath to be taken
by him and returned to this Department with his
letter of acceptance.
I am Respectfully
Sir, Your Obedient Servant
John Branch
Commodore Charles Morris
U. States Navy
Charlestown Mass[achuse]tts

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Secretary of Navy Enclosing a Midshipman's
Appointment for Charles'
12 September 1829

Published: Tue Dec 02 15:46:50 EST 2014