22 Mch. 1806
Gen. Jackson’s letter
The only subject which relates to the Treasury is the delay in the St. Mary’s light house. The causes had been formerly communicated to the General vizt—
1. the extravagant price asked for the land which is not worth fifty dollars, instead of Six hundred—
2. & principally, the negociation for the purchase of E. Florida; as if that succeeds, a much better site may be had on the Spanish side.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.