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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, 15th March, 1804.
Conversing with Mr. Madison on the subject of Mobile, and of our regulations respecting the Mississippi, he seemed to apprehend some difficulty in justifying our conduct, or rather instructions, to impartial men.
If upon a full consideration of the subject that difficulty shall be obvious, it would follow that we have not taken solid ground.
That question you must decide, and I write only to express a wish that you will examine it as if it had not yet been decided.
For, should you, upon the whole, think it best not to persevere in some one of the rules we had adopted, and especially in that which forbids Spanish vessels ascending the Mississippi to Baton Rouge, I will undertake to relieve the Executive from any apparent fluctuation by writing to Trist that the President, upon full consideration of the instructions which I had given to the collector, has directed me to alter so much thereof, &c.
Respectfully, your obedient servant.