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To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 25 July 1801

From Albert Gallatin

Treasury Department 25th July 1801

The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to enclose the within letter, in order to know whether, on account of the suggestions of the Charleston Collector in relation to dangers from Saint Domingo, the President thinks fit to except that cutter from the general arrangements contemplated. If any danger be apprehended from that quarter, the Cutter may be preserved, but disarmed & reduced in consequence to a less number of hands than are now employed—

Respectfully submitted by

Albert Gallatin

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 July and “revenue cutter at Charleston” and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

Charleston Collector: James Simons, who evidently wished to keep the revenue cutter South Carolina in service. For the decision to replace the large revenue cutters with smaller cutters designed for the protection of the revenue instead of for war, see Gallatin to TJ, 16 June (second letter), and Enclosure No. 3.

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