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Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting documents to show that the establishment of the Marine corps should not be reduced to a number below one thousand men. April 22, 1816. Read, and ordered to be printed.

United States. Navy Department.

Published by Pr. by William A. Davis, Washington, 1816
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Recommendations from Benjamin Williams Crowninshield (1772?1851), Secretary of the Navy, concerning the appropriate peacetime troop level of the United States Marine Corps. "[85]" printed at top of title-page. Includes a letter (p. 3) addressed to the James Pleasants, jr., chairman of the Naval Committee of the House of Representatives, and signed in type: "B. W. Crowninshield." Scarce: Only four copies traced via OCLC. 8vo. 14 pp. Shaw & Shoemaker 39507. Removed from a nonce volume; fore-edge of title-page slightly darkened. Rubber-stamp of the War Department Library at top of title-page. Final two leaves nearly detached from spine. Bookseller Inventory # 11358

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Title: Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, ...

Publisher: Pr. by William A. Davis, Washington

Publication Date: 1816

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