Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Merewether Jones, 26 October 1805

Richmond, Virginia, Octr. 26th. 1805—


By a Letter of this Date, I have applied to the Secretary of the Navy, for a Warrant for one of my Nephews who is anxious to enter into the service of the United States.—

As I am not personally acquainted with Mr. Smith, I shall consider it an additional favor granted to me, if you will state to him what degree of confidence may be placed in my recommendation.

With real respect and esteem, I am D. Sir your Obdt. Svt.

Merir Jones

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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