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I have had the honor to receive your letter dated the 7th. of January, and communicated it to the Commissioners of the Navy from whom I have received the enclosed answer. Not having been in this Department at the time when the matter was referred to and reported on by the Commissioners, I have no ^other^ means of information than is afforded by the documents; all of which, I believe, have been... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Mr Van Buren presents his compliments to the Secretary of the navy & takes the liberty of reminding him of the Warrant for young Mr. Livingston. Mr V Buren has had but mislaid a memorandum respecting young Barry-has he been appointed Purser or recd. any other promotion or has he reason to expect it soon or is there any thing done that may be said to his friend in Ny. Mr V Buren will leave... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I have been instructed by the Secretary of the navy to transmit to you the accompanying acting appointment as Midshipman in the Us. navy for Wm. P. Livingston, and to request that you will be pleased to deliver it to him. In relation to Mr. Berry, he has been an Acting Purser for more than twelve months on board the Us. Schooner Grampus, and would have been nominated to the Senate during the... Continue Reading
Sender: C.H.
Recipient: MVB
I have just been informed by L. Beardsley Esqr. that a new Suit has been made by the U. States, against my father and myself as sureties of my Brother J. Gates Jr. late Paymaster of U. S. Army. You are no doubt well acquainted with the result of this same Case tried before your <drst.> friend the Honl. Judge Skinner in May last. After two or three days examination of the Accounts it... Continue Reading
Sender: Gerrit Gates
Recipient: MVB