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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.
February 13, 1808.
Th. J. to Mr. Gallatin.
I send you Mr. Brown’s papers respecting the public property in New Orleans. I see nothing in them which is proper to lay before Congress until the commissioners shall have decided in whom the property is. When we shall have a list of what is really ours, Congress may be applied to to say what shall be done with it. After giving to the city what may be proper, and appropriating to their proper uses the buildings, &c., we should wish to occupy, I should think it best to lease the residue on ground-rents, which may keep our buildings, levees, &c., in perpetual repair. The ground-rents to be one-twentieth or of the value; to be revalued every twenty years. Have you Governor Claiborne’s statement of this property, which I enclosed to Mr. Madison for circulation? I suppose we need not move in the Batture until the agent comes on. Affectionate salutations.