Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 6 July 1803

From Robert Smith

Navy dept.
July 6. 1803


I have the honor to present for your approbation as Midshipmen in the Navy,

Gilbert H. Smith recommended by
Judge Kilty & others—
Francis B. Whiting.— John Smith Esqr. Va.
Dl. P. Ramsey Mr. Strode—
Chs. Jones Mr. Merriweather Jones
thro’ Mr. Madison.—

If you approve the above nominations, the enclosed warrants will require your signature.—

With high respect, I am Sir, 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 6 July and “<Warnts.> Midshipmen” and so recorded in SJL. FC (Lb in DNA: RG 45, LSP).

On 6 July, Smith forwarded Gilbert H. smith, Francis B. whiting, Daniel P. ramsey, and Charles jones their warrants as midshipmen in the U.S. Navy (FC in Lb in DNA: RG 45, LSO).

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