United States June 30 1798
Gentlemen of the Senate
I nominate William Vincent Hutchins to be a Lieutenant in the Navy
John Strout to be a Lieutenant of the Navy
Lakin Thorndike to be a Surgeon in the Navy
These officers <
John [. . .]> are intended for the sloop of War The Herald at Boston, < [. . .]> The Rank may be settled hereafter.
DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.