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To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 14 January 1809

Navy Dept. 14 Jany 1809

Sir

I have the honor to enclose herewith for your nomination to the Senate a list of officers for the Marine Corps and of Surgeons mates for the Navy.

The marine Officers are indispensable for that Corps under its present regulations, & the surgeons mates are wanted immediately for actual service, that Corps being reduced by deaths & resignations.

I send also a few blank warrants to fill up vacancies in the Corps of Midshipmen.

I have the honor to be with high respect Sir Your ob Serv.

Rt Smith

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