Adams Papers

To John Adams from Benjamin Stoddert, 9 August 1799

Navy Departmt 9 August 1799


I do myself the honor, to enclose a Letter to Mr Moses M Bates, covering his Warrant as a Midshipman in the Navy, which will require your signature, should you approve the appointment.

He has been well recommended by Mr. Lyman—He is intended for the Frigate Congress, Capt. Sever.

I have the honor to be, / with the greatest respect & esteem, / sir, / Your most obed. servt.

Ben Stoddert

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