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.
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.