Jan 15th 1799
Gentlemen of the Senate
In the list of gentlemen nominated for appointments in the army I am informed, two from New York, by mistake, have been misnamed. Instead of Mathew Paulding, nominated for a lieutenant, it should have been Nathaniel Paulding; and instead of John Cooper, nominated for an ensign, it should have been, Joseph C. Cooper. I request that these names maybe accordingly corrected
DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.