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The Writings of Albert Gallatin, ed. Henry Adams (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1879). 3 vols.
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GALLATIN TO JEFFERSON.
Department of the Treasury, July 2, 1803.
I enclose the letters received on the subject of E. Livingston. If Mr. Gelston is right in supposing that the list dated 18th June has been paid to the District Attorney, there is a defalcation of at least that amount, to wit, thirty thousand dollars; besides which, he may have received part of the bonds which had been put in suit whilst Mr. Harrison was District Attorney, and has received some of the proceeds of the sales of Mr. Lamb’s (the late collector) estate. I would not be astonished if the whole deficiency exceeded forty thousand dollars.
That is far greater than I had any idea of from Mr. G.’s preceding letters, but his account is neither clear nor final. What may bring Mr. L. here I do not understand: he can have no expectation of remaining in office under such circumstances. Mr. Clinton’s recommendation appears unexceptionable. Mr. Sanford was, I believe, originally recommended by General Smith, of Long Island.
As Mr. L. may be expected every moment, I will thank you to send back the papers when you shall have done with them, and to suggest whether any particular line of conduct must be followed with him.
From the recommendations of Nichols and Slocum, can any conjecture be formed which is the most active and has most capacity?
If equal, the naval officer would be preferable to fill the duties of supervisor. It must be observed that the present appointments will be considered rather as a burden than as a favor.
With respect and attachment, your obedient servant.