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To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 11 July 1801

From Albert Gallatin

Treasury Department July 11th. 1801

The Secretary of the Treasury has the honour to transmit for the consideration of the President of the United States, a letter from David Stone Esqr. Senator in Congress for North Carolina, in answer to one from this Department, concerning a proper person to fill the Office of Surveyor for the Port of Currituck in the District of Camden.

As this letter contains all the information which the Secretary has been able to obtain on the subject—and as Mr. Stone considers the Collector of Camden to be deserving of confidence, the Secretary is of opinion, that it will be proper to appoint Malachi Jones to be Surveyor of Currituck, he having been recommended as a fit character by the said Collector.

Respectfully submitted by

Albert Gallatin

RC (DLC); in clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin; endorsed by TJ as received 11 July and “Malachi Jones. to be Surveyor of Curatuck” and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

Collector of Camden: Enoch Sawyer (JEP description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States … to the Termination of the Nineteenth Congress, Washington, D.C., 1828, 3 vols. description ends , 1:170). On 15 July, TJ appointed Malachi Jones to the surveyorship at Currituck, North Carolina (Vol. 33:671, 677).

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