Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 18 November 1802

From Albert Gallatin

18th Nover. 1802

Dear Sir

I enclose the letter which had been intended for Mr Short. The bill purchased for that object amounts to 2439 Guilders current money of Holland (not banco), and will be sent to Messrs. “Wilhem & Jan Willink and N. & J. & R. Van Staphorst” our bankers at Amsterdam. Those gentlemen will be instructed to inform Mr Livingston our minister at Paris of the acceptance of the bill, and to hold the proceeds at his disposition. It will be necessary that, in writing to Mr Livingston, you should inform him accordingly.

Respectfully your obedt. Servt.

Albert Gallatin

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Treasury Department on 18 Nov. and “letter to W. Short for books” and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: TJ to William Short, 16 July.

The bill of exchange, for the equivalent of $1,000, was for the purchase of books for the congressional library (TJ to Short, 16 July).

writing to mr livingston: see TJ to Robert R. Livingston, 20 Nov.

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