The collection contains two items. The first is Feb. 6, 1832 and was written at the the U. S. Navy Yard in Gosport to Richard Smith, cashier of the US Bank in Washington, regarding remission of the interest on a loan. Below that, Warrington write a private note to Smith about the bad behavior his nephew is exhibiting on the Navy Yard and the disciplinary actions Warrington has doled out.
The second item is a letter dated April 11, 1842 and written to Commander George Read, letting him know his suggestion to send scrap copper and lignum vitae to the Washington Yard was approved.
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use
Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Biographical / Historical
Lewis Warrington was born in Williamsburg, Va. in 1782. He attended the College of William & Mary from 1795-1799. He joined the U. S. Navy in 1800, where he spent the rest of his career.