From Albert Gallatin
11 Nover. 1803
The law having authorized the President to lease the salt springs, it is found necessary that there should be a positive authorization from you to Govr. Harrison. A form is enclosed which, if you shall approve, may be signed & returned to this office by the bearer.
Respectfully Your obt. Servt
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President of the U. States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Treasury Department on 11 Nov. and “power to Govr. Harrison to lease Saltsprings” and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.
For the law of 3 Mch. 1803 authorizing the president to lease the salt springs, see Vol. 39:354-5.