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From Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 12 July 1806

July 12. 06.

Th:J. to mr. Gallatin

I have kept the papers on the subject of raising the salaries of certain light-house keepers longer than usual, because I know that the systematic pressure on every government for augmenting salaries requires serious consideration. however if the salaries at present are not properly proportioned among themselves, I think it will be just and expedient to make them so, once for all, & hereafter to withstand individual sollicitations for particular augmentations. under this view I approve of the augmentations you propose. affectionate salutations.

DNA: RG 26—Light House Service.

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