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From Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 4 November 1807

Nov. 4. 07.

Th:J. to mr Gallatin

As it will be necessary to decide how this question of the Batture is to be settled, we must of course take the trouble of understanding it. I therefore send you a very able opinion of Derbigny’s to be returned when read to mr Rodney. happening to have the Encyclopedia which he quotes, I have turned to it & find it able and satisfactory. mr Rodney is in possession of the opinion of the court assigning their reasons.

NHi: Papers of Albert Gallatin.

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