Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 26 January 1805

If the principle, doubtfully approved by Judge Peters, but adopted without remuneration by the Comptroller, shall prevail, an unforseen additional expense of one or two hundred thousand dollars a year will fall on the United States. The 5000 dollars are only one term of a circuit court.

There are annually 28
such terms per 68
district court terms—in all 96 terms

in the U.S.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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