14 March, 1816
Mr. Dallas respectfully states to the President that Mr. William Gamble has been appointed by the Secretary of War to receive from the British commander a surrender of Fort Michilimackinac, and Mr. Gamble is ready to proceed to the execution of his trust.
Mr. Dallas recommends, also, that Mr. Gamble should be appointed collector at Michilimackinac.
Mr. Abbot, who was formerly collector, has not made any communication to the Treasury Department since August last, and such representations have been made as render his continuance in office inexpedient.
Printed Source--Alexander James Dallas. Life and Writings of Alexander James Dallas. ed. George Mifflin Dallas (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1871)..