Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 17 June 1805

17 June 1805

Dear Sir

It is necessary, according to usage, that you should add the word “Approved” with your signature to the enclosed requisition from the Dept. of State for certain payments to be charged to the contingent fund.

That fund has always been held to be solely at the President’s disposal; and accordingly his signature to be essential to authorize the Treasury to pay.

Respectfully Your obedt. Servant

Albert Gallatin

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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