Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Albert Gallatin, 4 April 1808

[on or before 4 Apr. 1808]

Dear Sir

I enclose Van pradelle’s application for the office of Register of the land office of New Orleans. I think for that office his claim the best as he is commissioner which is a temporary appointment & has been faithful. Mr. Robertson who has already a permanent office, might be then appointed commissioner.

Two applications for the Baltimore collectorship are enclosed. Brice the deputy collector is a federalist. I believe that the two first applicants are John Montgomery member of Congress & James H. M’Cullough a member of the State Senate—

Respectfully Your obedt. Sert.

Albert Gallatin

Mr Reed of the Senate had also been an applicant when Christie was appointed.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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