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JEFFERSON TO GALLATIN. - Albert Gallatin, The Writings of Albert Gallatin, vol. 1 
The Writings of Albert Gallatin, ed. Henry Adams (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1879). 3 vols.
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JEFFERSON TO GALLATIN.
November 5, 1807.
Th. J. to Mr. Gallatin.
I return you the report with great approbation.1 One or two verbal changes, and, in one place, the striking out two or three lines, not affecting the sense, are all I have to suggest. The erasure is to avoid the producing an odious idea, which a few days now may show to be unnecessary, and which, even if war takes place, may not be necessary. In the mean time the Federalists would have the benefit of a triumph, proclaiming that we contemplate to do ourselves exactly what they did and we then so much opposed. The report stands certainly as well without the passage.
[1 ]The Report of the Secretary of the Treasury to Congress, dated 5 Nov., 1807. See State Papers.