Gentlemen of the Senate,
Joseph Tarbell—now a Lieutenant in the Navy—to be a Master Commandant in the Navy—to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of George Cox late a Master Commandant.
Words in italics in Robert Smith’s hand
[Postscript in TJ’s hand:]
Will mr Smith be so good as to say what is the appointment vacated by Cox & to which Tarbell is to be promoted, as that must be specifically named to the Senate
Apr. 20. 08.