Nov. 26. 07.
Th:J. to mr Gallatin
I return you Sprigg’s letter, & inclose a recommendation from Govr. Sullivan in favr of Waterhouse as successor to Jarvis. I think Waterhouse’s claim, in consideration of his services in Vaccination (for he is the father of it in this country) is so pre-eminent that, with the recommendations of Sullivan & Gerry, it must be stronger than that of any other can possibly be. if so, the sooner we act the less embarrasment will accumulate. there is a son of Jarvis’s arrived here now. I do not know if he means to claim it. I shall await your further opinion. Affectte. salutns.
You shall have the bill & my notes on it tomorrow.
NHi: Papers of Albert Gallatin.