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Southard, Samuel L. (1787-1842) to Isaac Mayo

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04604.06 Author/Creator: Southard, Samuel L. (1787-1842) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 January 1825 Pagination: 2 p. ; 24.6 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Southard as Secretary of the Navy to Lieutenant Mayo. Southard forwards Commodore Charles Stewart's opinion that Mayo needs to remain in the country for his trial. Says he is to apprise the Department of the Navy of his residence from time to time. Mayo was on the ship U.S.S. North Carolina. Note on verso signed by Mayo says that he attended Stewart's trial and then took passage on the frigate "Brandywine" and rejoined the U.S.S. North Carolina at Gibraltar as Flag Lieutenant to Commodore John Rodgers. Stewart was being tried on charges of convoying a foreign (British) ship into a blockade point.

People: Mayo, Isaac

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: NavyMilitary HistoryMilitary LawBlockadeGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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