From Albert Gallatin
Saturday morning [20 June 1801]
Doctr. Vaughan of Wilmington (Delaware) is now in my office and has, in conversation, made some communications on the official & electioneering conduct of A. M’Clane generally, on his active interference lately, on its effects in Delaware, on the change of opinion thereby produced in Mr Dickinson’s mind, &c. which I think should be communicated by himself to you. I requested him to call on you; but he is afraid that he might interfere with your business, or perhaps be thought intermeddling beyond propriety—Will you be good enough to send me a line by the bearer letting me know at what hour he may call on you without interfering—
With great respect Your most obt. Servt.
RC (DLC); partially dated; addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 20 June and “Mc.lane” and so recorded in SJL.
For the investigation of Allen McLane’s conduct, see Gallatin to TJ, 23 May 1801. The line by the Bearer has not been found, but John Vaughan met with the president and delivered a letter from John Dickinson (see TJ to Dickinson, 21 June 1801).