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To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 4 May 1802

From Robert Smith

Nav Dep 4 May 1802


Mr. John R Leaycraft of New York, & Mr. Drury M. Allen of Buckingham County, Virginia, have been strongly recommended for Midshipmen in the Navy—

I therefore do myself the honor to enclose Warrants for them, wc. require your signature, should you concur in their appointment—

I have the honor to be, most respectfully, Sir, Your ob servt.

Rt Smith

RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Smith; at foot of text: “Prest. United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Navy Department on 4 May and “Midshipmen” and so recorded in SJL. FC (Lb in DNA: RG 45, LSP).

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