Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 5 July 1803

From Albert Gallatin

Tuesday [5 July 1803]

Dear Sir

If you have no objection, I would prefer transferring the Supervisor’s duties in Rhode Island to the Marshal rather than to the naval officer of Newport.

Please to let me know as the other arrangements are made—

With respect Your obt. Servt.

Albert Gallatin

RC (DLC); partially dated; at foot of text: “The President”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 5 July from the Treasury Department received the same day and so recorded in SJL with notation “supervisor R.I.”; also endorsed by TJ: “Supervisorship R.I. added to Marshal.”

The supervisor’s duties were transferred to William Peck, whom TJ had reappointed marshal in December 1802 (Gallatin, Papers description begins Carl E. Prince and Helene E. Fineman, eds., The Papers of Albert Gallatin, microfilm edition in 46 reels, Philadelphia, 1969, and Supplement, Barbara B. Oberg, ed., reels 47–51, Wilmington, Del., 1985 description ends , 9:50–1; TJ to the Senate, 15 Dec. 1802).

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