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To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 2 September 1808

New York Septer. 2. 1808

Dear Sir

Since closing my letter of this day, I have received the two enclosed from Mr Penniman. I have immediately answered, approving his conduct & the expense. But I presume that some notice of his conduct, that of the militia, &c. communicated by you or in your name, may be expected, & would produce a favorable affect. Deeply as the murder is to be lamented, such excesses will, I hope, bring all good citizens to a true view of the subject & enable the officers to carry the laws into effect. I do not understand how Mott was arrested in Canada. With respectful attachment Your obedt. Servt.

Albert Gallatin

I have directed the packet for Europe to be chartered from 15th but to pay no demurrage till after 20th

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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