From Robert Smith
July 6. 1803
I have the honor to present for your approbation as Midshipmen in the Navy,
|Gilbert H. Smith||recommended by|
|Judge Kilty & others—|
|Francis B. Whiting.—||John Smith Esqr. Va.|
|Dl. P. Ramsey—||Mr. Strode—|
|Chs. Jones—||Mr. Merriweather Jones
thro’ Mr. Madison.—
If you approve the above nominations, the enclosed warrants will require your signature.—
With high respect, I am Sir, yr mo: ob Servt.
RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Smith; at foot of text: “The President”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Navy Department on 6 July and “<Warnts.> Midshipmen” and so recorded in SJL. FC (Lb in DNA: RG 45, LSP).