Acceptance of Naval Appointment

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Date June 6, 1794
Author Name Captain John Barry (primary) Location: Strawberry Hill
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Barry accepts his appointment as a commander in the U.S. Navy.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; commander in navy; Captain John Barry; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Strawberry Hill; United States; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords honor; a Commander in the Navy of the United States; gratefully acknowledged and accepted; ;
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The Honle H Knox
Secy of War June 6: 1794
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Strawberry Hill June 6: 1794
Sir
The honor done me in appointing me Commander in the Navy of the United States is gratefully acknowledged and accepted by
Sir
Your, Most Obedient,
Humle Servt
John Barry
The Honle
Henry Knox
Secretary of War
Commodore [Stamped: FORD COLLECTIONS]