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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.
February 18, 1808.
I think the number of men proposed sufficient for the present, it being understood that before Congress adjourns the propriety of a greater increase may be considered.
Of the organization and details I am not a judge; but I would suggest:
1. That if we have only brigadiers, and any body of regulars be called into service with militia, the command will devolve on any militia major-general whom the State executive may select.
2. That in relation to minute-men, it would be eligible, if otherwise practicable, that their services might be commanded not only for an adjoining State or Territory, but also for an adjoining colony or province belonging to a foreign power.
As early an estimate of the expense (annual, and specially for this year, taking in the gradual recruiting) as possible is desirable.