Feby 28. 1809.
The enclosed list of surgeons and Surgeons mates is sent to you for nomination to the Senate should it be approved by you.—
The Surgeons are required for the vessels now in commission under the act of the 31 Jany; the surgeons mates are also required for these Vessels, and for the Norfolk and New Orleans station. It may be proper to state to you that of the 6 surgeons mates nominated to the Senate on the 23d. Jay, three only have accepted the appointment offered to them.—
I have the honor to be sir yr mo ob sr.
DNA: RG 45--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.