22 April 1808
There are six vacancies in the corps of navy Lieutenants. To fill these vacancies, I submit the Nomination herewith transmitted, to your consideration.
I have the honor to be with great respect Sir, yr mo ob. Servt
Gentlemen of the Senate,
Walter Winter—of Maryland,—a midshipman from 22 march 1799,
George H Geddes—of Delaware—a midshipman from 14 Octr. 1799,
George Merrill—of Connecticut—a midshipman from 5th Feby. 1800
William McIntosh—of Georgia—a midshipman from 30 April 1800—
Samuel Woodhouse—of Pennsa—a midshipman from 22 May 1801—and
William S. Butler—of Pennsa—a midshipman from 18th Feby 1802,
To be Lieutenants in the Navy of the United States
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.