Washington: Not published, 1839. No edition. Unbound. Quarto (4to). Very good+ condition. Item #005477
One page letter of about 100 words, titled "Circular" written entirely in the hand of Isaac Chauncey, who won laurels during the Tripoli War and commanded the American fleet on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812, including the Capture of Toronto (where the burning of government buildings became the excuse for the British to burn Washington and Fr. George. Following the war (1815), Chauncey was placed in charge of the Portsmouth Navy Yard at Kittery, Maine. Written (as President of) from the Navy Commission Office on March 20, 1839. It reads "Sir, In consequence of one of the requirements of the Act of Congress...the Board of Navy Commissioners are obliged...to request...the discontinuance of "Niles Register..." It is then signed "I Chauncey" and addressed to Mr. Wm Ogden Niles. Contains minor creasing, and a few small chips at edge not affecting writing. Isaac Chauncey (1772-1840). An attractive example, suitable for framing.