Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 7 November 1804

Nav Dep 7 Novr 1804


The officers proposed on the accompanying paper for nomination to the Senate, have been provisionally appointed during the last recess of the Senate.

I am, sir, with great respect yr. mo: ob: sr

Rt Smith

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.


Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate
Stephen Decatur jr. of Pennsylvania
Thomas Tingey of District of Columbia.
To be Captains in the Navy.
Franklin Wharton of Pennsylvania
To be Lieutenant Colo. Commdt. of the Marine Corps.
Charles Stewart of Pennsylvania
Isaac Hull of Massachusetts
Andrew Sterett of Maryland.
John Shaw of Pennsylvania.
Isaac Chauncey of New York
John Smith of South Carolina.
Richard Somers of New Jersey &
George Cox of Maryland
To be Masters Commandant in the Navy.
John H. Dent of Maryland
To be a Lieutenant Commandant in the Navy.
Starling Arches of Virginia
Nathaniel J. Weems of Virginia
John Ridgely of Maryland
William Rogers of Maryland
James Dodge of Newyork
Larkin Griffin of Maryland
Thomas Babbitt of Massachusetts
To be Surgeons in the Navy.

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