Navy Depm. Decr. 28. 1807
I have the honor to enclose to you herewith a nomination to the Senate of Dr. Saml. D. Heap to be a Surgeon in the Navy of the United States.
Dr. Heap acted in the capacity of a Surgeon’s mate from Apl. 1804 to Aug: 1805, and from the latter period to the present time as a Surgeon, and in both capacities he has acted with distinction for the periods above stated on the Mediterranean Station from which he has just returned.
Respectfully Sir yr mo ob St.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Gentlemen of the Senate,
Samuel D. Heap. to be a Surgeon in the Navy of the United States.—