Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 29 February 1808

29 Feb. 1808


Secretary of War

Payment at Detroit in Detroit bills—

recommends Joseph Farrow for keeper of light house at Cape Hatteras

The propriety of appointing Joseph Farrow is respectfully submitted to the President

A. G.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.


February 29th, 1808

Dear Sir,

Joseph Farrow of Cape Hatterass, is, take him all in all, the best man thereabouts, for any imployment, and if he will undertake it, will I think do the duties of keeper of the light house very well.—alth’o I have lost almost all confidence in Griswald, I shall certainly think it my duty to endeaver to ascertain the facts in relation to the payment of the Militia in Detroit Bills. the paymaster could not I presume, have made the payment in those bills, but by the approbation of the officers & soldiers. I shall in the first instance call on him for an explanation.

I am Sir with esteem Your Huml. Sevt.

H. Dearborn

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