Treasury Department. 5th March 1805
I have the honor to enclose a statement of the conduct of Cap. Howard Marten of the revenue cutter in the Delaware, at the time when the cargo of the ship “Favorite” was saved. From that & the information previously received & communicated to you, there can be no doubt of the propriety of his removal; and, indeed, he seems to expect it himself. Lieut. Sawyer has also left the cutter & she now remains without officers. Of the enclosed applications for Captain, that of Ths. Moore seems to be the best supported.
I have the honor to be with the highest respect Sir Your obedt. Sert.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.