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Was made lieutenant into the Falmouth 20, Captain Edward Purcell, on the West India station, Feb. 21st, 1822; appointed flag-lieutenant to Vice-Admiral the Hon. C. E. Fleeming, at Jamaica, Mar. 23d, 1829; and ordered to act as commander of the Fairy sloop. Mar. 10th, 1830. He returned home in that vessel on the 16th June 1830; but was not advanced to his present rank until Mar. 12th, 1833.