Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 31 December 1806

Navy Department. 31 Decr. 1806.


I have the honor to request you to nominate to the Senate the officers mentioned in the enclosed paper and for the Commissions therein respectively proposed.—

Those I have proposed to be nominated as Captains & Masters Commandant have been acting as such under Commissions issued during the Recess of the Senate and since their lass session. Those proposed to be nominated as Lieutenants have been for some time acting as such and have thereby evinced their competency to such a station on board a Man of War.

The Commissioning of these Officers thus nominated will complete the Complement of Captains Masters Commandant and Lieutenants allowed by the Peace Establishment Act of the last Session of Congress.—

I have the honor to be Sir, yr mo ob Srvt.

Rt Smith

DNA: RG 45--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.

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