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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 Treasury, Tuesday, 7th July, 1807.
I was in the act of writing you a note when I received yours, together with enclosures. Being at this moment under the operation of medicine, I cannot wait on you this morning. If I am able, I will go to you this evening. It appears to me that the only thing which can be done to-day is to send orders for making the best defence in case of attack. But it is probable that the information of Dr. Bullus is correct, and that the intention of the British is rather to blockade than to attack. Has the order been sent to Decatur to offer water to the squadron if they will depart? Would it be possible to send from some other port, Philadelphia or New York, one or more pilot-boats to cruise off the Chesapeake, in order to give notice to inward-bound vessels to sail to another port?