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From Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 28 December 1803

To Albert Gallatin

Dec. 28. 03.

Th:J. to mr Gallatin

Will you be so good as to order 2 copies of the Contingent account to be made out for communicn to Congress?   Mr. Madison concurs with us in thinking it better Genl. Dearborne’s case should go to Congress direct for decision.

RC (NHi: Gallatin Papers); addressed: “The Secretary of the Treasury.” Not recorded in SJL.

contingent account: the next day, Gallatin sent TJ a brief covering note: “I enclose the account of the contingent fund” (RC in DLC; addressed in a clerk’s hand: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Treasury Department on 29 Dec. and “Contingt acct.” and so recorded in SJL). The official account, signed by Joseph Nourse as register, is dated 2 Jan. 1804 (see enclosure listed at TJ to the Senate and the House of Representatives, 31 Dec.).

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