From Robert Smith
Baltimore June 17, 1803
I think with you that Morris ought to be recalled by the Nautilus. And I will send orders accordingly. The permitting him to return in his own frigate is a great indulgence. I have no expectation that any thing of importance will be effected by the Squadron now out.
With great respect I am Sir Your Ob. Ser.
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received from the Navy Department on 18 June and so recorded in SJL with notation “Morris’s return.”