Th:J. to mr Gallatin
Rob. C. Nicholas ought certainly to be required to go to Fort Stoddart and sign the certificates. the Collectorship of Yeocomico seems to lie between Plummer & Tapscott in my judgment. in yours it is Tapscott & McKinney. let McKinney be the man therefore. I should have thought of Plummer as giving more respectability to the office, & an old public servt. but only on the condition of his removing to the place, which it is not probable he would do. I will set down Tapscott therefore to go in with the first nominations, if you will send me his designation.
R. C. Nicholas’s letter is from Lexington Kentucky.
Dec. 7. 04.
NHi: Papers of Albert Gallatin.