Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 27 February 1822

Washington City February 27th 1822


You must know that me the Undersigned election for you in year 1800 on my own expencce I went to Annapolis and published a card that brought out Judge Düwald to write those essays which was the opinion of Mr Tucker of Philadelphia put you in as President of the U States

You must know I am now in distress and am under the necessety of asking of you for a Dollars you note sir that I have done a great deal of good—I am know by Mr Gueder or [. . .] Kerry who are Clerks in the department will you befriend me with a few Dollars by the return of Mail

Robert Smithprivate

I had hopes I should have never have occasion to call on you but so it is ordered

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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