LS dated 14 August 1838, signed by M. Paulding. Order to report to US Naval Asylum, Philadelphia.
U. S. Navy Department
August 14th 1838
You will report to Com[modor]e Biddle
Governor of the U.S. Naval asylum, near Phil-
adelphia, for duty at that station.
I am, respectfully, yours
Mr Asa Curtis
Gunner, U.S. Navy Yard