A manuscript copy of a letter included in a letterbook.
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.
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 the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 28th. and in reply to inform you that no Vacancy has <arrived> in the <Marine> Corps Since the Appointment of Mr Irving, and none is expected with much certainty. The applicants are above 150 in number.
Your note of the 22d with letter from Mr Croswell in favour of Mr R.S. <Wey> for a Midshipman's appointment, has been received. I have the honor to inform you that when further selections are made from New York, the recommendation young <Wey> shall receive respectful consideration in connection with numerous others.
Your letter of the 18th of May recommending Mr Wm A Bloodgood for a Pursers Appointment has this day been received. Mr Bloodgoods name is already on file and when Vacancies arise that can be filled from New York will receive due consideration.
Your communication enclosing that of Mr. <illegible> is received. Concerning Mr <Ragsdale> Mr R <illegible> the last <winter> was advanced to a higher clerkship & is a Very meritorious Clerk.
I have the honor to inform you that an order has been issued to the Commander of the schooner Grampus to take Mr <Hart> as passenger to Charleston S.C. He funding his own provissions as usual.
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.
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
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