Philadelphia Febr. 12. 1807
The British Agents are already taking steps to draw the Specie from the Banks of the United States—as they have no other mode of remittance—Now the Communication with the Continent are suspended—
Would it not be the duty of Congress immediately to pass an Act prohibiting the exportation of Specie unless to the East Indies?
If this is not adopted not an hard Dollar will be in a short time remaining in the United States—
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.