Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 9 March 1802

From Robert Smith

Navy department. 9 March 1802.


I have the honor to request your signature to the enclosed warrants for—

Daniel Eldridge Sailing Master.
James Watson Boatswain.
Robert Myers Carpenter.

With much respect yr mo: ob: servt.

Rt Smith

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 10 Mch. and “Nominations” and so recorded in SJL. FC (Lb in DNA: RG 45, LSP).

DANIEL ELDRIDGE, JAMES WATSON, and ROBERT MYERS were all assigned to the frigate Chesapeake (NDBW description begins Dudley W. Knox, ed., Naval Documents Related to the United States Wars with the Barbary Powers, Washington, D.C., 1939–44, 6 vols. and Register of Officer Personnel and Ships’ Data, 1801–1807, Washington, D.C., 1945 description ends , Register, 17–18, 39, 58).

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