Navy Depn. 20 July 1804.
The death of Mr. Enoch S. Lane First Lieutenant of Marines has occasioned a vacancy in that corps. I beg leave to suggest the propriety of filling up the vacancy and at the same time to present for your consideration Mr. Love who has been recommended in such a manner as to induce a belief that he will do credit to the Appointment.—
With high respect I am Sir yr. ob Servt.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.