To Albert Gallatin
Nov. 6. 1801.
Th: Jefferson to mr Gallatin
The appointment of mr Alger, recommended by mr Milledge, as Commr. of loans, in the room of the one who is dead, is approved. extreme reluctance to appoint a violent federalist at Cherrystone’s induces a wish to defer it as long as can be admitted in the hope of hearing of some good republican to invest with it.
RC (NHi: Gallatin Papers); addressed: “The Secretary of the Treasury.”