Thomas Jefferson Papers

Memorandum from Albert Gallatin, 1 May 1802

Memorandum from Albert Gallatin

[ca. 1 May 1802]

District East River (taken from Yorktown Virga.) includes Matthews County—a collector & surveyor
to reside there 200 dollars each
port delivy Bennet’s creek (Edenton) ceases as port of delivery and Tombstone on Salmon Creek institd. with a surveyor
do. Slades Creek (Washington N.C.) port of delivery surveyor to reside there 150 drs.
District Marietta. N.W. Territory—Collector 150 dollars

New District on Mississip: at pleasure of President, one other port of entry & delivery—collector customs &a.

MS (NHi: Gallatin Papers); entirely in Gallatin’s hand; undated, but see below.

Gallatin’s first letter to the president of 30 Apr. promised information on appointments required for the revenue districts established by Congress. For the act establishing the districts, see U.S. Statutes at Large description begins Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States … 1789 to March 3, 1845, Boston, 1855–56, 8 vols. description ends , 2:181–2. See Notes on the Establishment of New Revenue Districts, 1 May, for TJ’s own summary of the legislation.

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