Navy Department 15 Octor. 1798.
In my letter of to Day on the subject of appointments—I omitted to mention Mr Benjamin Strother, (Who was an Officer in the Army & resigned on accot of pecuniary embarrassments, under circumstances honorable to himself)—as a Lieutenant of Marines.
I now beg leave to mention him for that appointment—He is recommended by the Secy at War, & is spoken of by the officers with whom he served as a very brave Man. Such Men only <
[. . .]> should be in the Navy.
I have the honor to be / with the highest respect / & esteem sir Yr Most / Obedt. Servt.
MHi: Adams Papers.