James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Albert Gallatin, 4 February 1806

Department of State, February 4, 1806.


I have the honor to enclose an additional estimate of the expense incurred in the Territory of Michigan, and to request that you will be pleased to place it in such a course as will bring it to the attention of the Legislature. You will observe Sir, that no part of it, except xx office rent for the

Secretary is of a permanent nature. I am &c.

James Madison.

An additional estimate of expense incurred in the Territory of Michigan.

Blank books & other stationery purchased by Govr. Hull, being a supply for several years—— } 200
Office rent for the Secretary of the Territory in the last year—— } 40
Rent of an House for the meeting of the Territorial Legislature; the public buildings having been burnt } 75
Do. for the Supreme Court—— 25
Expense of Surveying the new Town of Detroit 700
Clerk hire occasioned by the quantity of writing attending the organization of the government, there being no printing press in the Territory } 300

DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.

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