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Midshipman Edward Bennett

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Document Information
Date January 7, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name William Bennett (primary)
Summary Bennett is told that he will receive a letter from the Secretary of the Navy for his son Edward that includes a Midshipman's warrant. McHenry hopes that Edward by his conduct will prove himself worthy of the confidence placed in him.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups William Bennett; James McHenry; Edward Bennett; Secretary of the Navy; son; ;
Related Places War Department; ;
Keywords mail; warrant; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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7 January 1800
William Bennett
Dear Sir.


I received your letter of the

4th of Dcr. on the 30th.


You will find in this mail a letter from the Secretary of the Navy for your son Edward, and a warrant of Midshipmen. I hope he will choose himself by his conduct to the authority of the confidence because in him and live to be an honour to his country.


I am To Sir
Yours truly
James McHenry


William Bernnitt Sqr.