II. Referral of the Draft to Albert Gallatin
Nov. 19. 1802.
Th:J. sends to mr Gallatin the draught of his message to Congress which he prays him to revise both as to substance & form, and to favor him with his amendments or strictures freely adhibited,1 & with as little delay as he can, because it is proposed to be submitted to each gentleman singly in the first instance, and then to a meeting, which will involve time.
RC (NHi: Gallatin Papers); addressed: “The Secretary of the Treasury”; endorsed. Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.
1. Preceding two words interlined.