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To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 30 July 1808

Balto. July 30. 1808—


Upon receiving the enclosed I immediately made all the arrangements in my power to order the Cheesapeak, the Wasp & Argus to our Eastern Coast and upon that—taken to remain until otherwise instructed. I have particularly called the attention of the Commanders to the points requiring the greatest vigilance. This indeed I had previously done in a great degree.

The enclosed I only received this day from Mr Gallatin—

I hope, as the papers state, Mr Madison has received from Pinkney despatches by the last arrival at N. York.

Affy. & Respecty

Rt Smith

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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