Adams Papers

From John Adams to United States Senate, 8 March 1798

United States March 8 1798

Gentlemen of the Senate—

I nominate the following Gentlemen to be Officers in the navy of the United States


For the Frigate, United States
David Ross of Pennsylvania first Lieutenant
John Mullowny of Pensylvania Second Do.
James Barron of Virginia third Do.
Charles Stewart of Pennsylva: fourth Do
William McRea of Virginia first Lieutenant of Marines
George Gillaspie of New York Surgeon
John Bullus of Pennsylva: first Surgeons Mate
For the Frigate Constitution
Benjamin Lee of Massachusetts first Lieutenant
William H. Wattles of Connecticut Second do.
Richard C. Beal of Massachusetts third do.
Isaac Hull of Do. fourth do
Lemuel Clark of Massachusts: Lieutenant of Marines
William Read of Massach: Surgeon
Charles Blake of Massach: first Surgeons Mate
For the Frigate Constellation
Simon Gross of Maryland first Lieutenant
John Rogers of Maryland Second Lieutenant
William Cooper of Virginia Third Do:
Philip Edwards of Maryland Lieutenant of Marines
George Balfour of Virginia Surgeon
Isaac Henry of Pennsylva: Surgeons Mate

John Adams

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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