Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from OBrien Smith, 16 November 1806

16th. Novr. 1806


The Captn. of the revenue Cutter of this port is Dead. I take the liberty of recommending Captn. John Connolly to the command of the Cutter. the Collectr. of this Port I believe will recommend a Mr. Hayward the Collector is a Very good Man. Mr. Hayward is a near connection of his, and is a Voilent Federalist. Mr. Connolly a firm republican and a Very respectable Man; I hope Sir you will excuse the liberty I take in writing you on this business. The Members of Congress from this State will I believe recommend Mr. Connolly—

Am with respect yr obt Servt.

OBrien Smith

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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