Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 21 December 1807

ca. 21 Dec 1807

It may be agreed that the land shall be applied to no purpose than light house—& that the keeper shall not keep tavern; but it seems that we cannot agree, that the land paid for shall revert to Mr. Bowdoin if light house be discontinued, nor that the keeper shall not harbour sailors &c. He must be responsible for any trespass to which he is a party, but not the U.S. for him. There must also be a provision that the keeper may cultivate & keep cattle &c. on the land purchased.

Respectfully submitted

Albert Gallatin

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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