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S[amuel] L[ewis] S[outhard] to MVB, 14 February 1826


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 am, respectfully, &c.


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Source: DNA National Archives and Records Administration
Collection: RG 45, Dept. of the Navy, Naval Records Collection, Letters to Members of Congress, Vol. 1
Series: Series 5 (1 January 1825-3 March 1829)