Washington, Decr. 23. ’08.
At the present moment, the Laws ⟨o⟩f the (U. S.) are printed by authority, ⟨I⟩ believe, only at Augusta. As Milledgeville is now the Capitol of our ⟨s⟩tate, and in a very thick settlement, ⟨p⟩erhaps Sir, you may deem it pro⟨p⟩er, that the laws shou’d also obtain pub⟨li⟩city at that place. In this event, ⟨w⟩ith due deference, I recommend as Printer, Alexr. Mc:Millan, a Man ⟨of⟩ good Fame, and attached to the Union. ⟨I⟩ have the honor to be Sir, very res⟨p⟩ectfully, yr. Obedt. Servt.
Dennis Smelt; M. D.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.