Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 24 December 1807

24 Dec. 1807 (rec’d)

John Cockle is indebted to U.S. for revenue bonds. His sureties in Charleston have been sued & judgment obtained. They have requested that Govt. should stop payment on Louisiana bills drawn in his favour. He has removed to New Jersey & wants us to pay his bills & to recover the money from his sureties, or rather to give up the debt on various frivolous pretexts. He has been answered in full two or three times. But I have not answered his last letter. The bills have never been presented for payment, & I do not know whether they are in his hands.


DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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