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John Foster Williams request for frigate command; and the report of Captain Barry's death

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Requisitions on Sec Treas, RG45 view image
Document Information
Date November 16, 1795
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name John Foster Williams (primary)
Summary Pickering notes that although he has received high recommendations for command of a federal ship, and that the testimony would have great weight with President Washington, there are no openings for frigate command; it is not true that Captain John Barry is dead; he is however recovering from a dangerous illness.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups John Foster Williams; Captain John Barry; Timothy Pickering; Secretary of War; President of United States General George Washington; War Department; US Navy; ;
Related Places Boston; Philadelphia; Virginia; Massachusetts; ;
Keywords frigate; appointment for command; ;
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