Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Smith, 12 August 1808

War Department
August 12th. 1808.


The Secretary of War on the 8th. ult. requested Captain Saunders, Commanding Fort Nelson, to ascertain the price at which a site for a battery, between the hospital and bridge, of not more than half an acre of land, could be obtained;—and, previous to his leaving the Seat of Government, directed that the purchase should be authorized, if, in your estimation, the price were a reasonable one. I have the honor therefore of transmitting Capt. Saunders letter on the subject,

and am with perfect respect and Esteem, Sir, Your Ob: Sevt.

Jno. Smith, C. C

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