Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 13 March 1802

From Robert Smith

Navy department 13th March 1802


I have the honor to request your Signature to the Warrant herewith enclosed for Samuel Johnson as a Gunner in the Navy, he is now acting on board the Adams, & is well recommended by Capn. Preble.

With great respect, I have the honor to be Sir Your mo. obt Sert.

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 13 Mch. and “a gunner.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 45, LSP). Enclosure not found.

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