Nov. 23. 06.
Th:J. to mr Gallatin
The words ‘ere long’ & ‘systems of fortifications’ were omitted by oversight in correcting the copy I sent you yesterday. I had made both those amendments in the original. but I have struck out the passage about fortifications altogether, on the principle that where there is a difference of opinion it is better to say too little than too much. affectionate salutations.
NHi: Papers of Albert Gallatin.