Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 4 December 1807

Dec. 4. 07.

Th:J. to mr Gallatin

The Cutters being intended to fulfill a legal object, if that of Charleston is not competent, we should certainly provide one which is so. I think she should be of such velocity & force as not to be outsailed or resisted by the African ships, against which nothing should be spared. I concur with you in opinion that MacNeel being here & a good judge, it would be better to let him buy one at Baltimore, of approved swiftness, & suitable in other respects.

Affectionate salutns.

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