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Recommendation of Captain Samuel Barron

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Document Information
Date November 15, 1794
Author Name Moses Myers (primary) Location: Norfolk
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Myers recommends Captain Samuel Barron for appointment as Captain Dale's first lieutenant of the frigate being built.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Moses Myers; Samuel Barron; Navy; perfect seaman; industrious active sober man; Captain Dale;
Related Places Philadelphia; Norfolk; Europe; Virginia; Pennsylvania;
Keywords ship master; particular friendship for him; his character; frigate; letter of recommendation; commission;
Key Phrases I am bold to say that no man in the United States will do it more credit.

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Norfolk Nov 5-94
Capt. Barron as first
Lieutenant in the Navy
The Honbl
Henry Knox
Secretary of Warr
Norfolk, Nov15 1794
I hope I am not out of order when I beg
leave to recommend to your fab vors a worthy man
whi is & has been saomteime in my employ & whos
return I hourly look for, from Europe. He before sailing
expressed a desire of entering the Navy & wishes a
first Lieutenants berth on board the frigate to be
built here. He has long sailed as Master Tho a
young man. I can recommend as a perfect seaman
an industrious active sober man & in all respects
a gentleman. That will do credit to the post he fills.
I have a particular friendship for him + beg to offer
any security necessary for his appointment-
I have spoken to Capt. Dale on th subject
of Capt. Samuel Barron. I believe that if Capt.
Dale has the appointment of his own officers
he will favor Capt. Barron as his first lieut
having I am informed has his character from others-
I have requested my very respectable
friend Geo Meade, Esq to second this my
With his interest & the latter myuself, I shall have
The honor to learn from you that Capt.
Barron will succeed in the appointment
I am bold to say no man in the United
States will do more credit
I have the honor to be very
Your Most Obedt
& Very Hble Ser
Moses Myers
The Honble
Henry Knox
Sec. of Warr