Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Smith, 8 October 1800

From Samuel Smith

Montebello. Near Baltimore 8t. Octr. 1800

Dear Sir/

Mr. Iznardi Consul of the U:S—has arrived in Baltimore from Cadix, the Old Gentle[man] on his arrival wrote you, to which having no Answer [he] Concludes his Letter has miscarried either in the us [ual ] Way, or for want of proper direction—He informs me from Philadelphia, that he brought with him from Cadix some particular Wine for his friends among Others two Casks for your Use which he [asks] me to forward—Do me the favor to say to w[hose] Care in Richmond they shall be sent—

The Elections for the City & County of Baltimore are Closed, both in favor of the Repub. The City—1100 to 294-The County 995 Fed.—2035 Repub—It has exceeded our most sanguine expectations—I [have] Reason to believe that 49 Republicans will be sent to our He. of Delegates—40 will be sufficient to prevent a Change in our present Mode of Elec[tion.] If no Alteration should take place I think we [can] with safety Count on 5 perhaps 6 Votes for the Republican Candidate for President & Vice President—I am sir

With sentiments of real Regard Your friend & servt

S. Smith

RC (DLC); frayed at margin; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Oct. and so recorded in SJL.

Iznardi: for TJ’s correspondence with Joseph Yznardi, Sr., see Yznardi to TJ of 4 Jan. 1801.

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