Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 2 July 1803

To Albert Gallatin

July 2. 1803.

Th:J. to mr Gallatin

The arrangement you propose as to supervisors is approved. to wit

Vermont. the marshal to do the duties

New York. the Naval officer.

Rhode isld. either Nichols the Navl. officer of Newport, or Slocum the Surveyor. Newport has complained with reason that all general offices have been given to Providence, & none to Newport.

New Jersey. not to the loan officer. the Marshal or any other officer of late appointment.


RC (NHi: Gallatin Papers); addressed: “Mr. Gallatin.” PrC (DLC). Recorded in SJL with notation “Supervisors.”

vermont. the marshal: John Willard (Willard to TJ, 11 Mch.).

Samuel Osgood was the recently appointed New York naval officer (Memorandum to James Madison, 10 May).

not to the loan officer: James Ewing was New Jersey’s commissioner of loans (Vol. 34:43n). TJ appointed Oliver Barnet marshal when John Heard became collector at Perth Amboy in 1802 (Vol. 33:183–4, 670, 679; Vol. 37:356, 697).

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