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BENJAMIN W. CROWNINSHIELD. Manuscript LS: "B.W. Crowninshield" as Madison's Secretary of the Navy, 1p, 8x10. Navy Department, 1815 April 1. To Lt. R.H.J. Perry, U.S. Navy, Present. In full: "You will proceed to Newport, Rhode Island, and report yourself to Captain Jno Orde Creighton for duty under his command." Addressed on verso to: "Lt. R.H.T. Perry/U.S. Navy/Present." RAYMOND HENRY JONES PERRY (1789-1826) was the second eldest of the illustrious seafaring Perry brothers. Raymond, his elder brother Oliver Hazard Perry, and his younger brother, Matthew Calbraith Perry, fought in the War of 1812 and did so at times together. The three brothers all dedicated their lives to serving in the U.S. Navy. BENJAMIN W. CROWNINSHIELD served as Secretary of the Navy under Presidents Madison and Monroe (1814-1818). In 1813, JOHN ORDE CREIGHTON became the Commander of the brig Rattlesnake, with the rank of Master-Commandant, and was made Captain on April 27, 1816. In June 1807, he had been on the frigate Chesapeake when it was attacked by the Leopard and had also served on the President in 1811. Lightly creased with folds, touching signature. Tackhead-size ink blots touch 2 words. Nicked edges, 1-inch separation at folds at blank areas.

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