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From Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Harrison Smith, 16 November 1802

To Samuel Harrison Smith

Nov. 16. 1802.

Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to mr Smith for the volume sent him. he incloses the account of a lifeboat which he thinks may be interesting to the seaports of the US. should mr Smith think proper to publish it at any time, and should he believe it would attract more attention to publish the first paragraph of the letter from mr Tatham to Th:J. (which alone relates to the subject) he is free to do it.

RC (DLC: J. Henley Smith Papers); address torn; addressed: “Mr Sam[uel] [. . .].” Enclosure not found, but see below.

Smith published an abridged account of a lifeboat invented by Henry Greathead as well as the first paragraph of the letter from William Tatham to TJ, 1 July 1802, as the lead story of the National Intelligencer, 26 and 29 Nov. 1802.

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