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Rejection of Officer Application Due to Age Requirement & Lack of Vacancies

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: J. Trumbull Jr. Papers, Govt. Ltrs view image
Document Information
Date May 9, 1800
Author Name Benjamin Stoddert (primary) Location: Navy Department
Recipient Name Jonathan Trumbull (primary)
Summary Acknowledges receipt of Trumbull's recommendation for William Roberts to be appointed to the U.S. Navy; admits that Roberts seems to be a fine candidate, but that he cannot be appointed to either of the positions he applied for. There is no vacancy in the Marines, and Roberts is too old to be appointed a midshipman, a rank whose starting age is 12-18.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Jonathan Trumbull; Benjamin Stoddert; Mr. Roberts; Marine Corps; midshipman; ;
Related Places Navy Department;
Keywords vacancy; appointment; ;
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