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To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Smith, 2 March 1809

Nav Dept.
2 March 1809

Dr. Shaw who was nominated as a Surgeon in the navy has withdrawn his application. I beg leave to mention to you the name of Doctor Jasper Hand in his place. Doct. Hand was nominated a surgeon’s mate at the same time that Doct Shaw was nominated a Surgeon: tho’ by a mistake in his name made by the gentlemen who recommended him, his name was written Jesse instead of Jasper Hand his real name.—

I am with great respect sir yo O S

Rt. Smith

DNA: RG 45--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.

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