Mar. 20. 07.
Th:J. to mr Gallatin
I think with you it is better to leave the leasing the salt-springs to Governor Harrison who will do it according to general rules: and I am averse to giving contracts of any kind to members of the legislature.—on the subject of Latimer’s letter, I gave him a general answer that all indulgence permitted by the spirit of the law would be used. I am unable to give any particular opinion, because the law not having been printed yet, I cannot turn to it: but I am ready to approve any proposition you think best. indeed I have but a little moment in the morning in which I can either read, write or think; being obliged to be shut up in a dark room from early in the forenoon till night, with a periodical head-ache. Affectionate salutations.
NHi: Papers of Albert Gallatin.