[2 Aug. 1808]
Th: Jefferson salutes mr S. H. Smith with esteem, and thinks that some such paragraph as the following published in his paper, would do good.
Removal by the President.
Pope, Collector & Inspector of the port of New Bedford in Massachusets for not using due diligence in the execution of the embargo laws. Isaiah Weston is appointed in his place.
I do not recollect Pope’s Christian name. it can be known at the office of state.
DLC: J. Henley Smith Papers.