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David Gelston to Thomas Jefferson, 17 October 1811

From David Gelston

New York 17th Oct: 1811

Dear Sir,

Being sensible of the interest You feel in all useful discoveries and improvements in our country,— I take the liberty of enclosing the amount of the tonnage of the Steam boats now in actual employment—

very truly & sincerely your’s

David Gelston

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Oct. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

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