To Albert Gallatin
Nov. 16. 1801.
Th:J. to mr Gallatin.
I omitted in my last note to you to express my approbation of what you propose as to mr Nourse. his known integrity and every other circumstance of the case make it proper. it would seem by Genl. Smith’s letter that Isaac Smith of Northampton has been invariably a whig. if so there need be no further hesitation to appoint him for Cherriton’s, and the rather as he says that Bowdoin has declined on being spoken to by mr Taylor.
RC (NHi: Gallatin Papers); addressed: “The Secretary of the Treasury.” Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Samuel Smith to TJ, 14 Nov. (second letter) and enclosure.
According to SJL, TJ’s last letter to Gallatin was that of 14 Nov. (see Document V in Drafting the Annual Message to Congress, printed at 12 Nov.). what you propose: see same, Document VI.