Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to War Department, 17 February 1809

Whereas, by the resignation of Henry Dearborne, late Secretary at War, that office is become vacant. I therefore do hereby authorize John Smith, chief clerk of the office of the Department of War, to perform the duties of the said office, until a successor be appointed. Given under my hand at Washington this 17th. day of February 1809.

Th: Jefferson

DNA: RG 107—LRUS—Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Unregistered Series.

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