Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 22 March 1806

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.

A. G.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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