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To James Madison from Albert Gallatin, 3 December 1801

From Albert Gallatin

Thursday morning 3d Decer. 1801

The Secretary of the Treasury requests the Secretary of State to furnish him with a copy of the aggregate number of inhabitants in the United States as returned by the last census, noting what State may be wanting, and also of the same aggregate as returned by the former census. The⟨y⟩ are wanted as the basis of some calculations in statements now preparing.

Will it be productive of any inconvenience that the answer to the letter of the Secretary of State, relative to Mr Beaumarchais’⟨s⟩ claim,1 should be delayed ten days longer?

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