Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 29 September 1824

Pittsburgh Sept 29th 1824


You must know that in the year 1800 I took an active part in your election and left Philadelphia the 17 day of May for Baltimore at Annapolis I put into Mr Greens paper a card that brought out G G Duwald to write essays that whent through a great many papers in the U States and I consider that it was those essays of G.G Duwald made you the President of the US as I am growing in years I think that I should be noticed by you 50 or 60 Dollars per Annum would help me to live as I have sacrafaced time to your elevation to Power I think that I should be noticed from

Robert Smith

PS I planned the Capture of the Britsh fleet on Lake Eriee and Lake Champlain and Transition of— and [. . .] with Sir John Croigh was planned by me—It was me that wrote to you on that subject and it saved the United States

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