Navy Dept. 14 Jany 1809
I have the honor to enclose herewith for your nomination to the Senate a list of officers for the Marine Corps and of Surgeons mates for the Navy.
The marine Officers are indispensable for that Corps under its present regulations, & the surgeons mates are wanted immediately for actual service, that Corps being reduced by deaths & resignations.
I send also a few blank warrants to fill up vacancies in the Corps of Midshipmen.
I have the honor to be with high respect Sir Your ob Serv.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.