Adams Papers

To John Adams from Benjamin Stoddert, 30 August 1800

Navy Department. 30 August 1800.


The Law requiring that the sentence of a Court Martial, for the dismission of a comd. officer, shall not be executed until approved of by the President of the United States, I have the honor to enclose for your consideration, the proceedings of a Court on Lt. Marner, of the Frigate Adams.

The charges imply a degree of insubordination which cannot be tolerated in the Navy, without producing anarchy on board of our ships—and the sentence of the Court appears to me to be Just.

I have the honor to be / with the highest respect & / esteem, Sir Yr. most / Obed. Servt.

Ben Stoddert

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