Thomas Jefferson Papers

Notes on a Consultation with Robert Smith, 15 November 1801

Notes on a Consultation with Robert Smith

Nov. 15.   Navy departmt. settled with mr Smith the following arrangement for the Navy the ensuing year.

Constitution now at Boston } to be employed in
the Mediterranean.
Adams N. York
Constellation Philada
Philadelphia } now in Mediterranean to come
Essex home ready for laying up if
Boston Congress so directs
President1 } to come here to be
laid up.
Chesapeake now at Norfolk
Congress, J. Adams, United States, Genl. Greene,
N. York to continue here laid up.

MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 118:20350); follows, on same sheet, Notes on Circuit Court Cases, 12 Nov. 1801.

On 17 Nov., TJ received a short letter from the Navy Department enclosing commissions for officers on board the schooner Enterprize, who had been acting “without regular Commissions & Warrants” (RC in DLC; undated; unsigned, in a clerk’s hand; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Nov. from the Navy Department and “Commissions for officers of Enterprize” and so recorded in SJL; enclosures not found).

1Word interlined in place of “G. Washington now in do.”

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