Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 29 January 1805

Jany. 29 1805

I do not remember the details of the estimates heretofore prepared; but the general outlines which had been spoken of agree with the view of the subject presented in the enclosed—This annual appropriation for the present had been mentioned at 50,000 Drs. but 60,000 dollars may certainly be paid if wanted.

Respectfully Your obedt. Sert.

Albert Gallatin

The estimate for Gunboat No. 1 & 2 in the general estimate for this year (page 78) is 11,039.46 for each; in which is not

included the pay of marines 1,500.—

annual expence when armed 12,539.46

The crew on that estimate is

Lieut. comm. 1
Lieut. 1
Surgeon 1
Purser 1
Midshipmen 2
Botswain 1
Gunner 1
Seamen 24
32— See table opposite page 64 estimates
Marines in all 14
   Total 46 as per 3d table of provisions opposite page 71

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