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Letter signed and  dated 17 January 1840. From M. Paulding to James Biddle, Governor of the US Naval 

1794-1858

LS dated 17 January 1840. From M. Paulding to James Biddle, Governor of the US Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, acknowledging his request for "Mr Curtis" to be appointed as Midshipman in the US Navy.


Image of Letter from Secretary of the Navy, M. Paulding, dated 17 January 1840.

Navy Department
Jan[uar]y 17th 1840
Sir
Your letter referring to an application
presented last winter for the appointment
of Mr Curtis as Midshipman has been
received. The application of the young
man will be considered favourably
as opportunity occurs for appointing
him. 
I am very respectfully
Sir, your ob[edient]t ser[van]t
M Paulding

Commodore Ja[me]s Biddle
Governor of the U. S. Naval
Asylum, Philadelphia

Published: Wed Dec 03 09:09:45 EST 2014