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    John Rodgers Letter Signed. One paged, 8" x 10", April 20, 1835, n.p., with the heading, "Nav[al] Comm[ission] Off[ice]". This is an order issued to Commodore James Barron concerning ship repairs. Toned with two filing holes on left margin; fine.

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    Barron (1768-1851) was a U.S. Navy officer. A veteran of the First Barbary War, he was later court-martialed for an incident involving a British frigate. John Rodgers (1772-1838), a naval officer who had served in the U.S. Navy since its organization in the 1790s, headed the court-martial. Later in his career, Rodgers headed the Board of Navy Commissioners. He retired from the navy two years after writing this letter, which reads in part: "You will take the materials necessary to supply the defective space of the Warren when not on hand on account of 'Repairs', from other appropriations , taking them from ten sloops in preference to others."

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