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To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 21 December 1807

ca. 21 Dec 1807

It may be agreed that the land shall be applied to no purpose than light house—& that the keeper shall not keep tavern; but it seems that we cannot agree, that the land paid for shall revert to Mr. Bowdoin if light house be discontinued, nor that the keeper shall not harbour sailors &c. He must be responsible for any trespass to which he is a party, but not the U.S. for him. There must also be a provision that the keeper may cultivate & keep cattle &c. on the land purchased.

Respectfully submitted

Albert Gallatin

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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