Jany. 29 1805
I do not remember the details of the estimates heretofore prepared; but the general outlines which had been spoken of agree with the view of the subject presented in the enclosed—This annual appropriation for the present had been mentioned at 50,000 Drs. but 60,000 dollars may certainly be paid if wanted.
Respectfully Your obedt. Sert.
The estimate for Gunboat No. 1 & 2 in the general estimate for this year (page 78) is 11,039.46 for each; in which is not
included the pay of marines 1,500.—
annual expence when armed 12,539.46
The crew on that estimate is
|32—||See table opposite page 64 estimates|
|Marines in all||14|
|Total||46||as per 3d table of provisions opposite page 71|
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.