United States May 23d. 1798—
Gentlemen of the Senate
I nominate Thomas Baker of Pennsylvania to be first Lieutenant—
Thomas Wilkey of Pennsylvania to be second Lieutenant
James McKnight of Pennsylvania to be Lieutenant of Marines, for the ship of War the Delaware.
Andrew Sterret of Maryland to be third Lieutenant of the Frigate Constellation; Simon Gross, having resigned
DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.