[from the letterbook of Captain Thomas J. Linnekin]
U.S. Steamer "Currituck"
Piney Point Md
January 15 1863
I beg to inform you that I have retained
a small "Colt Revolver" of Five Chambers taken
from one of the Prisoners at the Capture of the
Steamer "Hampton" to replace one taken away
unententionally[sic] by the late Commander of this
Vessel. I called a survey of my officers who
have Valued it at Fifteen Dollars
Your obt Servant
T. J. Linnekin
acting Master Comdg.
Comdg Potomac Flotilla