Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 27 January 1802

From Albert Gallatin

Jany. 27th 1802

Dear Sir

I transmitted to you two days ago, under same cover correspondence in case of E. Randolph, and a letter to the Chairman of the Commee. of Ways & Means in relation to certain appropriations with some papers relative thereto. The last is wanted, and neither has been returned

Respectfully Your obt. Servt.

Albert Gallatin

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Treasury Department on 27 Jan. and so recorded in SJL; also endorsed by TJ: “E. Randolph’s papers.”

Transmitted To You: TJ recorded two letters from the Treasury Department in SJL on 25 Jan. The one concerning “Indn. trading houses” is noted at TJ to the Senate and the House of Representatives, at this date below. The other, recorded in SJL without a notation, has not been found. Gallatin’s letter to John Randolph in relation to certain appropriations may have pertained to the bill for “making certain partial appropriations” for 1802, introduced by Randolph on 5 Feb. The appropriations included $60,000 for the pay of the army, an additional $1,400 for the printing of public accounts, and other payments. TJ signed the appropriations act on 23 Feb. (U.S. Statutes at Large description begins Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States … 1789 to March 3, 1845, Boston, 1855–56, 8 vols. description ends , 2:131; JHR description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1826, 9 vols. description ends , 4:85, 106).

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