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From Thomas Jefferson to Robert Smith, 16 August 1803

To Robert Smith

Monticello Aug. 16. 03.

Th: Jefferson salutes mr Smith and incloses him a letter from a mr Nichols of Massachusets desiring to be a midshipman, of whom he knows nothing but what is contained in the letter. health & happiness.

PrC (DLC). Enclosure: John H. Nichols to TJ, 8 Aug. 1803 (recorded in SJL as received from Charlestown on 15 Aug. with notation “to be Midshipman,” but not found).

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