Navy Department 23rd Septr. 1799
I do myself the honor to enclose a Letter to Mr. JTK Cox, covering his Commission as a Lieutenant in the Navy, which may be forwarded to him at Boston, should you approve his appointment.
He has acted as a Midshipman, on board the Herald, since July 1798—and has been represented by his Commanders, as a gentleman worthy of promotion. He is intended for the Herald, where his services are at present required.
I have the honor to be, / with the highest respect & Esteem, / Sir, your most obed. servant
MHi: Adams Papers.