Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Robert Smith, 20 April 1808

Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate

Joseph Tarbell—now a Lieutenant in the Navy—to be a Master Commandant in the Navy—to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of George Cox late a Master Commandant.

Words in italics in Robert Smith’s hand

[Postscript in TJ’s hand:]

Will mr Smith be so good as to say what is the appointment vacated by Cox & to which Tarbell is to be promoted, as that must be specifically named to the Senate


Apr. 20. 08.


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