Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Bradley Varnum, 9 December 1805

Dec. 9. 05.

Dear Sir

I intended to have asked a conference with mr Crowninshield & mr Gilman who are nautical men & of the seaports on the subject of the bill for the naval militia, but have not yet had an opportunity: and as you think it would be better to put that & the land-militia bill into one, I now inclose it with my friendly salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson


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