Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 26 October 1807

[on or before 26 Oct. 1807]

Petition of lessees of Salines requesting leave to sell salt in Kentucky

Submitted to the President

by his obt. Sert

Albert Gallatin

The difficulty is to fix the price at wh. they should sell in Kentucky, the fear of this being a speculation & it being questionable whether, so long as the whole quantity made is purchased on the spot, it be not better to trust individuals for distribution of the salt than to permit the lessees to carry away a part themselves—

A. G.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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