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From Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 14 October 1801

To Albert Gallatin

Washington Oct. 14. 1801.

Dear Sir

I inclose you three letters from Colo. Newton of Norfolk on the subject of a successor to Wilkins at Cherrystone’s. you will [see] also & duly estimate his proposition respecting the Marine [hospital] at Norfolk.—I think we ought to do something for Campbell, and indeed must do it. the general opinion will be greatly in his favor; and even those who may find something to [censure], will still be sensible of other motives for rewarding him. I [wish] we could provide for him in Philadelphia. health & affectionate respect.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); faint, with words in brackets supplied from Tr; at foot of text: “Secy of the Treasury.” Tr (MHi). Enclosures: Thomas Newton to TJ, 25, 26, 30 Sep.

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