Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 20 March 1807

Mar. 20. 07.

Th:J. to mr Gallatin

I think with you it is better to leave the leasing the salt-springs to Governor Harrison who will do it according to general rules: and I am averse to giving contracts of any kind to members of the legislature.—on the subject of Latimer’s letter, I gave him a general answer that all indulgence permitted by the spirit of the law would be used. I am unable to give any particular opinion, because the law not having been printed yet, I cannot turn to it: but I am ready to approve any proposition you think best. indeed I have but a little moment in the morning in which I can either read, write or think; being obliged to be shut up in a dark room from early in the forenoon till night, with a periodical head-ache.   Affectionate salutations.

NHi: Papers of Albert Gallatin.

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