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To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 1 January 1808

[1 Jan. 1808]

The enclosed application which is grounded on the power given to the President, by the embargo act, to permit vessels to sail under his immediate direction, is respectfully submitted to the President for his decision.

Albert Gallatin

Quere Do the words immediate direction justify special permits for private purposes?

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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