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To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Smith, 31 January 1806

Senate Chamber 31. Jany. 1806


My Colleague Mr. Wright, informs me that he wishes the appointment (now Vacant) of the Associate Judge for the District of Columbia to be given to his Son Robert—I am not much acquainted with the Young Gentleman, I Can only Say that I have never heard any thing to his disadvantag he is about 26 or 27 years of Age, has taken a Degree in College & has Studied & practised Law for Seven years—of his Knowledge in the profession. I am no Judge—his Father whose practise was extensive thinks it fully adequate to all the purposes of an associate Judge—on that subject I presume Mr. J. Nicholson, Could give more full information

I have the honor to be Your Obedt. Servt

S. Smith

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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