From Albert Gallatin
Oct. 16th 1802
I enclose a letter of Capn. Crowningshield recommending the removal of the Surveyor of Gloucester. The new collector’s (Gibaut) letter making a similar representation was sent to you some days ago.
with respect & attachment Your obedt. Servt.
The sickness & absence of the principal accounting clerk of this office (Mr Sheldon) has prevented my transmitting the weekly return of Warrants.
RC (DLC); addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Treasury Department on 16 Oct. and “removal of Surveyor of Gloster.” Enclosure not found.
Samuel Whittemore, a Harvard graduate and Federalist, had served as SURVEYOR OF GLOUCESTER since 1789. He was removed in 1803 (Washington, Papers, Pres. Ser description begins W. W. Abbot, Dorothy Twohig, Philander D. Chase, Theodore J. Crackel, and others, eds., The Papers of George Washington, 1983– , 55 vols. Colonial Ser., 10 vols. Confederation Ser., 6 vols. Pres. Ser., 15 vols. Retirement Ser., 4 vols. Rev. War Ser., 20 vols. description ends ., 5:196n; 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 , 1:9, 12; Vol. 33:673).