Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 3 January 1805

3 Jan. 1805

Names of persons for Atty. General

Russel of Rhode Island—unknown

Brokholst Livingston of New York—would not accept

M. Dickenson of Philada.—not equal

Rodney. M.C. of Delaware—do.

Gabriel Duvall of Maryland—Queries, whether he would not accept, in which case Joseph Clay might be made Comptroller

Walter Jones of Columbia—of Virginia

J. T. Mason of do.—the best, if he will accept

Breckenridge of Kentucky—very good if he will accept

I am so little acquainted with the characters &c. of professional Gentlemen who have not been in public life that it is not practicable for me to make a good list—I will, however, make some further inquiries principally to know whether there are any republican prominent characters in Pennsylvania.

Respectfully your obedt. Sert.

Albert Gallatin

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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