Thomas Jefferson Papers

Robert Smith (printer) to Thomas Jefferson, 24 February 1822

From Robert Smith (printer)

Washington City February 24th 1822


You must know that me the Undersigned election for you in year 1800 on my own expencee I went to Annopolis and published a card that broaght out Judge Düwald to write those essays which was the opinion of Mr Leiper of Philadelphia put you in as President of the U States

You must know I am now in distress and am under the necessity of asking of you for a Dollars you will see that I have done a great deal of good—I am know by Mr [. . .] or [. . .] [King?] who are Clerks in the department will you befriend me with a few Dollars by the retarn of Mail

Robert Smith printer

I had hopes I should have never have occassion to call on you but so it is ordered

RC (DLC: TJ Papers, 221:39561); two names illegible; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq. Motecello Va Chorlottsville C house Virgininia”; franked; postmarked Washington, 25 Feb.; mistakenly endorsed by TJ as a letter of 27 Feb. 1822 received the next day and so recorded (with additional bracketed notation: “drunk”) in SJL.

Gabriel Duvall (judge düwald) published six installments of a lengthy essay in support of TJ’s presidential election in the Annapolis Maryland Gazette between 26 June and 2 Oct. 1800.

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  • charity; requests to TJ for search
  • Duvall, Gabriel; essays of, on election of1800 search
  • Leiper, Thomas; and election of1800 search
  • newspapers; AnnapolisMaryland Gazette search
  • Smith, Robert (printer); and election of1800 search
  • Smith, Robert (printer); letters from search
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  • Smith, Robert (printer); requests money from TJ search
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