Navy Department. 8. August 1799.
I have the honor to enclose a letter from Mr Forster of Providence, recommending Jonathan P. Heathcock—and Wm: H Williams—to be Midshipmen.
I enclose also warrants in letters for these Young Gentl. which will require Your signature, if they meet your approbation. They are from a part of the Country, which has furnished but few Midshipmen.
I have the honor to be / with the highest respect / & esteem, sir Yr. most / Obed Serv.
MHi: Adams Papers.