Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Harrison Smith, 2 March 1808

Mar. 2. 08.

Th:J. presents his compliments to mr Smith & considering it as rendering an essential service to the nation to fix them in the defensive system of gunboats, and draw them off from the offensive one of a navy, submits to him the propriety of publishing the Copenhagen article of the within paper, inclosed in crotchets.

DLC: J. Henley Smith Papers.

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