Adams Papers

To John Adams from Benjamin Stoddert, 23 September 1799

Navy Department 23rd Septr. 1799


I do myself the honor to enclose a Letter to Mr. JTK Cox, covering his Commission as a Lieutenant in the Navy, which may be forwarded to him at Boston, should you approve his appointment.

He has acted as a Midshipman, on board the Herald, since July 1798—and has been represented by his Commanders, as a gentleman worthy of promotion. He is intended for the Herald, where his services are at present required.

I have the honor to be, / with the highest respect & Esteem, / Sir, your most obed. servant

Ben Stoddert

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