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Altho’ sollicitation for appointment is generally an irksome office, it is rendered the less so on in the present instance by the occasion it furnishes of addressing you after so long an interval. first then as to the direct object. Joseph Dougherty , who lived with me 8. years in Washington rather as a riding agent than as the head of my stable, informs me you are appointed Commissioner of...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Sam l H. Smith , & his thanks for the oration he has been so kind as to send him. he has read it with great pleasure, and sympathises in all it’s sentiments sincerely, one excepted, respecting the exhausting our resources on a navy. our strength is on the land, & weakness on the water. our enemies’ strength is on the water, at land nothing. and...