Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 16 May 1803

From Robert Smith

Nav Dep
16 May 1803


The accompanying statement No 2—exhibits a view of the exact state of the Navy appropriations on this day.

Presuming that it will be agreeable to you, I shall in future lay before you, similar statements weekly.

I have the honor to be with the greatest respect & esteem, Sir, yr mo ob st

Rt Smith

RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Smith; at foot of text: “President United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Navy Department on 16 May and “Appropriations” and so recorded in SJL. FC (Lb in DNA: RG 45, LSP). Enclosure not found.

For previous examples of weekly returns received by TJ from the Navy Department, see Abstract of Warrants from Robert Smith, 28 Feb. 1803 and 2 May 1803.

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