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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.
March 11, 1808.
Th. J. to Mr. Gallatin.
The Act concerning revenue bonds was presented to me the night before last, signed yesterday, and will be deposited to-day. After an Act is passed, the clerk enrolls, and the committee examine and report it at their leisure. They then keep them till they have others, so as to make one job only of the presenting them to me. Those delays occasion often a considerable interval between the passage of a law and the depositing it in the Secretary of State’s office. The amendatory embargo law is not come to me. I propose a consultation whether we should not give notice to the merchants that on a certain day they may despatch a vessel in ballast to La Vera Cruz, another to Laguayra, &c., to bring home their property, and that no other will ever be permitted afterwards. Whether we might send a sloop of war to bring their cash may be a question. Affectionate salutations.