ca. 20 May 1807
Th:J. to mr Gallatin
I believe the law permits us to remove by military force intruders on the lands of the US. if so, should we not give the order to mr Bates, who will set out the moment he is commissioned, & go direct to St. Louis? should not the inclosed be communicated to the land committee?
NHi: Papers of Albert Gallatin.