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To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 27 December 1805

Dec. 27. 1805

Sir,

In pursuance of your recommendation I sent to Thomas D. Chamberlayne a Midshipman’s Warrant. To my surprise it was yesterday returned with my letter under a blank cover. I send the Cover to you in order that you may, in case you know the hand-writing, ascertain to whom this indecorum is to be attributed—

Ys &c

Rt Smith

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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