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Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Smith (of Maryland), 29 July 1809

To Samuel Smith (of Maryland)

Monticello July 29. 09.

Dear General

By the last post I inclosed you a letter for St Petersbg and promised by this something for Paris. The Secretary of State’s letters will ensure every thing with Genl Armstrong. the people of the world with whom I was formerly acquainted are all swept off the stage. my correspondents there are literary characters chiefly, few of whom I personally know. I have selected Dupont for his friendly & fatherly dispositions for his knolege of every thing, & the good footing he stands on with every body, & accordingly inclose you a letter for him. I am sure he will be useful towards all useful pursuits. accept renewed assurances of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Genl Smith”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, 29 July 1809.

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