Orders for Lieutenant James Triplett

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Date May 30, 1798
Author Name War Department (primary)
Recipient Name James Tripplett (primary)
Summary If the Lieutenant of Marines does not arrive on time, Triplett is to assume his duties and repair on board if Captain Truxtun requires it.
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Related Persons/Groups Lieutenant of Marines; Lieutenant Triplett; Captain Truxtun; Truxton; War Department; James McHenry; Navy; ;
Related Places Baltimore; Maryland; sea; ;
Keywords frigate Constellation; account; ship; ;
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War Department
30th May 1798
Sir,
As it is possible the Lieutenant of Marines, appointed to the Ship Constellation, may not arrive before he is ready to go to Sea, and as it is not expedient, that She should be detained a Day on that account, you will when Capt. Truxton shall require, repair on board, and consider Yourself under his [undecipherable] until relieved by the Lieutenant of Marines regularly appointed to The Ship.
Marginalia: Lieut. Triplett