Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 7 December 1807

Navy Depmt. 7h Decr. 1807.


I have the honor herewith to enclose to you a paper which contains the names of all the Officers of the Navy who have been appointed during the recess of the Senate, with the exception of Mr. Edgar & Mr. Rankin whose appointments have not yet issued. The paper is now sent to you with a view to a nomination to the Senate should it meet your approbation.

Respectfully yr mo ob Servant,

Rt Smith

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.


Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate

John Shaw,
to be a Captain in the Navy.
Philemon C. Wederstrandt
to be a Master Commandant in the Navy
Winlock Clarke
to be a Lieutenant in the Navy.
Lewis Nermann
Michael Graham
Jersham R. Jacques
Danl. Mc:Cormick
Joseph G. T. Hunt
Thomas Ewell
Jonathan Cowdery
to be Surgeons in the navy
Nicholas Harwood
Samuel D. Heap
John Harrison
John Butler
George Leonard
Joseph J. Schoolfield
Thomas G. Mc:Alister
George Colegate
Robert L. Kearney
Robert L. Thorn
Robert French
William Steele
John Brown,
Richard Edgar
to be Surgeons Mates in the Navy.
Robert Rankin
to be a Captain in the Marine Corps.

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