Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 2 December 1807

2 Decer. 1807

Dear Sir

Supposing that the power to lay embargoes should be considered as improper to be vested in the President during the session of Congress, how would this plan answer? To “repeal the present non-importation act, & in lieu thereof to pass a general non importation act (from Great Britain) to take place say on 1st Feby. next. This is thrown out for consideration & may be liable to other objections, but might pass the house with more facility than the other plan.


Albert Gallatin

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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