Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 2 November 1807

Monday morning—Nover. 2. 1807

Dear Sir

The two vacant offices are

Surveyor of the port of Pittsburgh

   Do   do   of Cincinnati

The first may be filled by enquiring from Hoge & Smith of Pennsa.—It is in Smith’s district, but much nearer to Hoge. Perhaps the list of candidates for Register may supply a name for the Cincinnati Surveyor. Old Goforth might do; it is a sinecure of 150 dollars.

It seems to me that Symmes stands first for the Register’s office, (vice Killgore) Yet Worthington & probably Tiffin are against him; & a verbal application has been made in behalf of Judge Sprigg.


Albert Gallatin

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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