Crew Letter to J. N. Maffitt
Petition from petty officers and seamen of the C.S.S. Florida, to
Commander Maffitt C.S.Navy, requesting to be transferred with him from that vessel.
BREST, September 16, 1863
We have heard that you are about to leave us to take command of
another Confederate States vessel, and having received so much kindness and
consideration from you, most respectfully desire to be transferred to the
vessel you are to command.
Hoping, sir, that you will not consider our writing to be any breach of
discipline, but as a desire to be again under your command, sir, we are,
Very respectfully, your most obedient servants,
|Thos. F. Brown