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A court martial for the trial of Robert Fell is ordered by the Secretary of the Navy, for the charges stated in a letter (not present) by Mr J Herbert in November of 1808.
Navy Department 27 March 1809 Sir; You will convene a Court Martial for the trial of Robert Fell, upon the charges exhibited against him by Mr J Herbert, as stated in Mr Herbert’s letter to you of the 20th November last, copy of which I have just received __ I am respectfully sir, Yr mo Ob Servt Ch. W. Goldsborough acting Sect of the Navy David Porter esq commanding naval officer on the New Orleans Station
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Goldsborough, Charles Washington, "Charles W. Goldsborough, acting Secretary of the Navy, orders David Porter, commander of New Orleans station, to convene a court martial for the trial of Robert Fell. 1809." (1809). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 182.
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