Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 23 November 1806

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.

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