Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 8 March 1808

on or before 8 Mch. 1808

This application being made under the proviso of the 2d Section of the act to prevent intrusions, the spring can be rented only to the actual settler; & there being no competition, we may fix the conditions & price of salt, but not rent to the lowest bidder. It is useless in this instance to fix the price; for the spring is too weak to supply one thousandth part of the demand; nor are there any in that part of the country. The price is regulated by that at which the N. York salt can be transported through the lakes.

A. G.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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