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From Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 1 December 1803

To Albert Gallatin

Washington Dec. 1. 03.

Dear Sir

I return you the letter of mr Miller notifying the resignation of the Supervisor of Maryland, & I approve your proposition of suppressing the office, annexing it’s duties to that of Surveyor of the district of Baltimore with the salary of 250. D. a year & a reasonable allowance for Clerk hire.

I return you also your proposed report on the suppression of the Commissionrs. of loans, with an entire approbation of it.

The letter inclosed is for your perusal and will merit our consideration. the man who rights1 it is honest & zealous. Affectionate salutations

Th: Jefferson

RC (NHi: Gallatin Papers); at foot of text: “The Secretary of the Treasury”; endorsed. PrC (DLC). Recorded in SJL with notation “Supervisr Maryld. Commrs. loans. Morse.” Enclosure: Samuel Morse to TJ, 13 Nov., recorded in SJL as received 30 Nov. from Savannah, but not found; see Notes on Henry Putnam’s Case, at 13 Feb. 1804.

For the letter of William miller, see Gallatin to TJ, 30 Nov. (first letter).

proposed report: see Gallatin to TJ, 30 Nov. (second letter).

1Thus in MS; TJ interlined “writes” in ink above this word on PrC.

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