Quincy August 29. 1798
Inclosed are Recommendations of John Cruft to be a Lieutenant in the Navy. He was mate of the ship, in which I returned from Europe in 1788 and he has Spent part of a Day with me here this month. From my own Knowledge of him I request your Attention to him in the first List of nominations.
I am Sir with great regard / yours [. . .]
DNA: RG 45--Naval Records Collection.