February 20th. 1809
I have the honor of proposing for your approbation Lieut Nelson Luckett of the Marines to be appointed a Captain in the Regiment of Light Dragoons raised by virtue of an act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force”—
Accept Sir assurances of my high respect and consideration
Jno., Smith, C. C
Acting as Secy of War
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.