Notification of Resignation

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Date August 3, 1799
Author Name Captain Thomas Truxtun (primary)
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Extensive explanation of reason for resignation given as degradation. Cited superiority over Talbot, who was promoted ahead of him, and rank of commission violated.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Truxtun to McHenry, 08/05/1799.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Thomas Truxtun; Truxton; Benjamin Stoddert; Secretary of the Navy; Talbot; General Hambleton; captain; Navy; Congress; Hamilton; President Washington; Dale; Severe; deranged officers; Barry; Nicholson; officers of Government; ;
Related Places Perth Amboy; New Jersey; War Department; Philadelphia; Boston; Algiers; France; ;
Keywords commission; private fortune; subordination; honor; Naval Service; rank; experience; frigates; appointments; pay and subsistence; claim of rank; amore patria; health; ;
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