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From John Adams to United States Senate, 27 February 1799

February 27. 1799

Gentlemen of the Senate

I nominate the following Gentlemen to be Officers in the Navy

Richard Marner, of New York to be a Lieutenant in the Navy

Thomas Laing, of Rhode Island to be a Lieutenant in the Navy.

Isaac B. Hickbourne, of South Carolina, to be a Lieutenant in the Navy.

Samuel Phillips—of Rhode Island to be a Lieutenant in the Navy.

William Smith of South Carolina, to be a Lieutenant in the Navy

Robert Palmer—of Rhode Island to be a Lieutenant in the Navy

William Flag, of South Carolina, to be a Lieutenant in the Navy.

John Smith—of South Carolina to be a Lieutenant in the Navy.

Jeremiah Fenner—of Rhode Island to be a Lieutenant in the Navy.

Henry Tibbitts—of Rhode Island—and Hector Orr of Massachusetts to be Surgeons in the Navy.

John Adams

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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