Thomas Jefferson Papers

Memorandum from Albert Gallatin on Nominations, [9 March 1802]

Memorandum from Albert Gallatin on Nominations

[9 Mch. 1802]

Edward Croft of S. Carolina Commissioner of the first division in the State of South Carolina for executing the Act entitled an Act to provide for the valuation of lands & dwelling houses & the enumeration of slaves within the United States

Nathaniel Folsom of New Hampshire—Naval officer for the district of Portsmouth

Andrew Lyle of New Jersey—Surveyor for the port of New Brunswick in the district of Perth Amboy—vice Anthony Walton White resigned—

A. G.

Note—Have the appointments1 of Benjamin Forsyth as Master & of Thomas Allen as Mate of the Revenue Cutter taken place?

MS (DLC); undated; entirely in Gallatin’s hand; endorsed by TJ as received from the Treasury Department on 9 Mch. and “Nominations” and so recorded in SJL.

For the appointment of EDWARD CROFT, see Vol. 36:625–6. For Woodbury Langdon’s recommendation of NATHANIEL FOLSOM, see Vol. 35:601.

On 8 Mch., John Condit sent Gallatin a letter noting that he and his New Jersey colleagues in the House of Representatives were recommending ANDREW LYLE as surveyor of the customs at New Brunswick. Condit enclosed a letter he had received from Phineas Manning, who described Lyle as a firm Republican and man of business who was serving his second term as sheriff of Middlesex County, having won election the first time “by A handsome Majority” against a Federalist “when the Remainder of the ticket faild by a large Majority” (RC in DNA: RG 59, LAR; endorsed by TJ: “Lyle Andrew. N.J. to be Surveyor of the customs at Brunswick N.J.”). TJ received the resignation of ANTHONY WALTON WHITE during the summer of 1801 (Vol. 35:84, 86n).

1Word interlined in place of “nominations.”

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