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    Isaac Hull Letter Signed. One page of a bifolium, 7.75" x 10", Navy Yard, Charleston; February 3, 1822. Addressed to Commandant Charles Morris regarding the ship, Macedonian. It reads in full: "On my return from Washington your letter of the 21st was handed me, and I have this day directed Midshipmen Rice & Walker to report to you for duty; As we have orders to fit the Macedonian for Sea with practicable dispatch, we cannot well spare any more Midshipmen from the Station." Signed, "Isaac Hull." Docketing on verso.

    Isaac Hull (1773-1843) was a Commodore in the United States Navy. He became a national hero during the War of 1812 for the battle between the USS Constitution and the HMS Guerriere. He also served in the undeclared Quasi War and the Barbary Wars before serving as Commandment of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.

    Condition: Paper loss from removal of red wax seal. Three pieces of archival tape to verso to repair closed tears. Smoothed folds.


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    May, 2021
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