Modern title: "Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library"
Documents in this Collection:
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
I have received your letter of the 30th ult. enclosing an application for the discharge of Augustus V.K. Hubbard, and have directed an inquiry into the facts; and will decide the case as soon as they can be ascertained. In the meantime it is proper to state, that no order has ever been given to discharge a man while actually a deserter.
Agreeably to the statement made in my letter to you of the 3d inst. an order was sent to Com. Chauncey directing him to enquire into the case of Augustus V.K. Hubbard; and he has informed me in reply, that upon examination, no person, by that name, has deserted from the Receiving Ship at New York between the 1st July, and 11th. December last. If you can furnish any additional particulars in the... Continue Reading
I have received your letter of the 13th inst. with an enclosure in behalf of Mr. Van Ness, who requests the appointment of Purser in the navy. There are no vacancies now existing in that class of officers – nor is one expected to arise very shortly.
In reply to the letter addressed to you by R. Skinner, Esqr. in behalf of young Mr. Porter, an applicant for a Midshipman's Warrant, I have the honor to inform you that no appointments of that description will be made at present.
I have received and filed your application for a Midshipman's appointment for Wm. P. Livingston, and informed his brother, that there is not at this time, any vacancy in which he can be placed. What prospect there is for an appointment at some future time, it is impossible now to say.