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Can you state to me the vacancies within your department needing to be filled? there were a number of little offices to the Westward, some of which have not been filled, & I have not a perfect recollection of them. [ Note by Gallatin ]: The only Vacancies at present are at Pittsburg & Cincinnati. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
I wish for an à peu prés of the number of seamen we call ours. I suppose the best way of estimating will be by our tonnage, including coasters, bay & river craft, & every thing employed on the tide waters. can you assist me with the materials for such an estimate? it is of some importance for my bill for a Naval militia, that, & the one for the land militia I will send you for consideration as...
The words ‘ere long’ & ‘systems of fortifications’ were omitted by oversight in correcting the copy I sent you yesterday. I had made both those amendments in the original. but I have struck out the passage about fortifications altogether, on the principle that where there is a difference of opinion it is better to say too little than too much. affectionate salutations. NHi : Papers of Albert...
I return you the papers respecting the Sandy hook business which I am content should be closed on the terms already proposed by you. it is well that a government should feel no temper towards a rascally individual, or the present case would justify a high degree of indignation against mr Hartshorne. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
I inclose you a letter from Colo. Tatham recommending a Revd. mr Irving to be joined with himself in the survey of the coast, that you may avail yourself of any opportunity of enquiring into his fitness. can you give me any information as to the case of the Lowries stated in the within papers? I do not certainly see what they ask of me. if a pardon, and the case be proper for it, other...
I have made it a rule to grant no pardon in any criminal case but on the recommendation of the judges who sat on the trial, & the district Attorney, or two of them. I believe it a sound rule, & not to be departed from but in extraordinary cases. this occasions me to trouble you with the inclosed petition. it is probable the party petitioning, or his friends, on being informed of the rule, will...
I do not know that the proposition of a lock at the Salines has ever been contemplated, but I send you the inclosed for perusal as it contains some facts and ideas on the subject which may be worth attention. I salute you with affection & respect. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Th:J. incloses to mr Gallatin a letter from the keeper of Cape Henlopen lighthouse which seems to call for attention: also another attack on Mc.lane. J. Page accepts the offer of the place at Petersburg, but cannot conveniently go till some weeks hence. his letter is also inclosed. RC ( NHi : Gallatin Papers). Enclosures: (1) Abraham Hargis to TJ, 26 May. (2) Delaware Democratic Republicans to...
Will you be so good as to meet us at 10. oclock tomorrow on a short consultation on the affairs of N. York? NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
The appointment of Jonathan Delano to be keeper of the light house at Seguin island; and of James Taylor to be keeper of the light house in Shell castle island is approved. commissions are directed for David Broadie Hampton Edmund Key. Llewellensbg CtNlCG .
I recollect but slightly the within case: in general that the party appeared guilty: but I presume there can be no objection to the permitting his decision to be expedited, and our suggesting that to mr Hollingsworth. RC ( NHi : Gallatin Papers); addressed: “The Secretary of the Treasury”; endorsed. Not recorded in SJL . Enclosure not found, but see Gallatin to TJ, 3 Jan. 1803 , for...
If you could call on me conveniently this forenoon, mr Smith will meet you here, with an entire readiness to modify his estimate to our mutual liking. I am not familiar enough with the subject to explain to him t he alterations desired. give me a few moments notice, that I may get him here. Affte salutns. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Th Jefferson asks the favor of a consultation with the heads of Departments on Saturday at 11 OClock— RC ( NHi : Gallatin Papers); partially dated; addressed: “The Secretary of the Treasury.” Not recorded in SJL . consultation : see Notes on a Cabinet Meeting, 7 May . According to TJ’s notes, cabinet meetings were held on 10 other Saturdays between 16 July 1803 and 25 Feb. 1809. He may have...
One of the Italian artists whom we brought from Italy, brought with him two marble figures, an Apollo & a Venus, which remain in the custom house of Baltimore, because they demand of him a duty of 160. D. he declares they are the work of a single person, working 4. months, at a dollar a day (whether his own work or not I do not know) and consequently worth but 108. D. first cost. add to this...
Bates’s resignation both as judge & reciever was of yesterday the 9th. when he accepted his new commission. I shall send in my list of nominations in 2. or 3. days. DNA : RG 217--Records of the Accounting Officers of the Treasury.
Have you obtained the name & character of the son of Made. Bonneville? I believe there remains a single vacancy of a Cadet.   it seems extremely difficult to say what had best be done as to militia at N. London. I am assured that if I designate a militia officer there, the legislature now meeting, will immediately remove him. perhaps the proper way to ensure an effectual enforcement would be...
I send you Alston’s letter for perusal. he thinks to get over this matter by putting a bold face on it. I have the names of 3. persons, whose evidence taken together can fix on him the actual endeavor to engage men in Burr’s enterprize.—some appropriation must certainly be made for provisions Etc. arrested. I expect we must pay for them all, and use the provisions for the army. but how is the...
Thomas Jefferson asks the favor of a consultation with the heads of Departments on Tuesday the 17th. at eleven oclock & that they will do him that of dining with him on the same day. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
I return the British correspondence with Gelston. I forgot the other day to ask of the Gentlemen an answer to Christie’s enquiries as to the conduct of his revenue cutter. but will take their opinions separately as I may see them. Larkin Smith (formerly Speaker of the H. of R. of Virginia) accepts as Collector of Norfolk. a very honest man, & of high republican standing, & will make an...
I imagine that Barnwell sees his own case with the egoism natural to all men, but increased by a temper a little querulous. but he is a man of sense & is said to be a very good man, & I believe worth our keeping: and it is probable that such an explanation as is given by mr. Sheldon, with some kind words, shewing him that we value him, will satisfy both his reason & self love. Affectte....
The circumstances in the cases of the Flensburg & Gregoire are so strong as to leave little doubt of fraud. it might be well to send copies of these letters to the French minister & Danish Consul. their respect for themselves will prevent further urgency NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Observing in the Salem Register recieved yesterday a mention of the death & burial of Gibaut, I have this day directed a commission for John Kitteredge according to the recommendations. Affectionate salutations NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Will you be so good as to furnish me with the documents or information for the Senate desired in the enclosed resolution NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Be pleased to direct paiment to be made to Caesar A. Rodney Attorney Genl. of the US. out of the fund appropriated to defray the contingent charges of government of the sum of five thousand dollars for which he is to be charged on the Treasury books DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Th:J. returns the inclosed papers to mr Gallatin. he had put Barnwell’s letter into his hands merely to see if the case called for any thing, and not with a view to any innovation. he supposes Barnwell, tho’ a good man, to be a little querulous in his disposition. affectte. salutns NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations to mr Gallatin and returns him the papers relative to the lighthouse at Faulkner’s island with his [approbation] of Joseph Griffin as keeper of it. the extraordinary voluminousness & late arrival of his last night’s mail puts it out of his power to answer mr Gallatin’s other letter of the 9th. and that of the 7th. till the next post. PrC ( DLC );...
The accounts of the reciepts and expenditures during the year ending on the 30th. day of Sep. last, being not yet made up, a correct statement will here after be transmitted from the treasury. in the mean time it is ascertained that the reciepts have amounted to 17,950,000 near 18. millions of Dollars, which with the eight millions & an half in the treasury at the beginning of the year, have...
Doctr. Bache’s Address is ‘William Bache at Franklin near Charlottesville’ the letter should be put into the Post office before 5. P.M. to-day William White to be Surveyor for the district of East river. approved. Griffin Greene to be collector of the port of Marietta. approved. James Clarke to be Surveyor of customs at Tombstone, district of Edenton N.C. recommended by mr Stone. Selden Jasper...
Your favor of Aug. 29. came to hand on the 3d. but no commission for Chisman is come to hand from mr Wagner. it shall be signed as soon as recieved, as my information relative to him is favorable. I return you all the papers recieved in your last except the list of warrants. with respect to Sproat you will do what you find best. the Circular letter has my entire approbation. I have written by...
In the outset of the business of Detentions, I think it impossible to form precise rules. after a number of cases shall have arisen, they may probably be thrown into groupes & subjected to rules. the great leading object of the legislature was, and ours in execution of it ought to be, to give compleat effect to the embargo laws. they have bidden Agriculture, Commerce, Navigation to bow before...