From Albert Gallatin
25th Oct. 1802
The certificate in the case of Daniel Cutter, is similar to what has usually been prepared when the expense is to be paid out of the contingent fund. The only form required is that you should annex the word “Approved” to the certificate & return it with your signature to this office—
Respectfully Your obedt. Servt.
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President.” Recorded in SJL as received from the Treasury Department on 25 Oct. with notation “Cutter for seamen contingt fund.” Enclosure not found.
On 26 Oct., Gallatin reminded TJ: “Captn. Cutter waits for the payment of the money allowed for the transportation of seamen from Bordeaux; which cannot be done until your approbation to the certificate transmitted yesterday shall have been received” (RC in DLC; partially dated: “Tuesday”; addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Treasury Department on 26 Oct. and “Cutter seamen Contingt. fund” and so recorded in SJL).