To Benjamin Stoddert, 22 May 1800
Plainfield May 22d 1800
I have the honor to enclose to you recommendations in favour of a Mr Thoms—a candidate for an appointment in the Navy—I have confidence in the Gentlemen recommending
, and should be pleased that Mr Thoms should meet your approbation—
(Df, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).