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David M. Abbott

Letter to RADM DD Porter 1865

Abbott, David M - Letter to RADM DD Porter 1865

USS Cohasset
James River Va March 7th 1865

Sir,

Having been in the Navy of the United States for the past ten years, and an Actg. Ensign & Pilot for the past eight months, I most respectfully request permission to be examined for an appointment as an Acting Master & Pilot in the Navy of the United States.

I am twenty eight years of age and have had four years experience navigating the James Potomac and ther Triburraries [tributaries].

I have the honor to be Sir
very respectfully your obedient servant
John Nason
Acting Ensign & Pilot
Comdg. U.S.S Cohasset

To
Rear Admiral David D. Porter
Commanding N.A.B. Squadron

We the undersigned Respectfully recommend the above Applicant worthy of the Position he requests.
David M. Abbott.
Act. Master & Pilot USS [Nansemond?]
Henry North Act. Master & pilot
H.H. Haynie acting & pilot

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Published: Mon May 13 10:44:06 EDT 2019