Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 11 October 1802

From Albert Gallatin

Treasury Department October 11th. 1802


I have the honor to enclose a letter of the Commissioner of the revenue, enclosing a copy of the resignation of the Supervisor of Delaware.

From the state of the collection of duties in that District, it does not appear necessary that the Office should be continued any longer: but although the acceptance of Mr. Truett’s resignation, without filling the vacancy, will produce the effect; yet it seems proper, under the provisions of the Law repealing the internal Taxes, that the discontinuance of the Office should be sanctioned by the President.

I have the honor to be, with great respect, Sir, Your obedt: Servant

Albert Gallatin

RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin; at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Treasury Department on 12 Oct. and “Discontince. Supervisorship Delaware” and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

George Truitt became SUPERVISOR of the revenue for the district of DELAWARE in July 1797. A Federalist, he was elected governor of the state in October 1807 (JEP description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States . . . to the Termination of the Nineteenth Congress, Washington, D.C., 1828, 3 vols. description ends , 1:247–8; Robert Sobel and John Raimo, eds., Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789–1978, 4 vols. [Westport, Conn., 1978], 1:215).

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