22 Nov. 1804
We possess already but two gun boats—and in the general Estimate provision is made for the expences of only these two
The costs of the gun Boats cannot yet be accurately ascertained. I am rather inclined to think that each Boat will cost from 5000 to 6000 Dol—The Ship builder in Kentucky asked 9000 Dol—
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.