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
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.
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).
1. Word interlined in place of “nominations.”