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Dear Mr. Farley,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located three series that may contain the information you seek in the Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library, 1691 - 1945 (Record Group 45) -- Letters Received from Commanders, , 4/7/1804 - 12/28/1886;
Letter Books of U.S. Naval Officers, 1798 - 1930; and Letters Sent to the President and Executive Agencies, 7/2/1821 - 11/13/1886. We also located three series in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1798 - 2007 (Record Group 24) -- Abstracts of Service Records of Naval Officers, 5/1798 - 7/1924; Commissions Issued to Officers, 2/3/1844 - 12/28/1936; and Letters Sent Relating to Officers' Appointments, Orders, and Resignations, 2/1842 - 12/1895.
For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
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