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To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 8 August 1808

Balto. Augt. 8. 1808—

Sir,

The enclosed I forward to you merely because Mr Mitchell has sent them to me with a request to do so. My own Opinion is that the Office ought to be Offered to Capt Jones; Because the duties of the Office would by him be well & faithfully performed and because a respectable section of Republicans would thereby be happily conciliated.

Affy. & Respectfy

Rt Smith

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

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