Front Page Titles (by Subject) GALLATIN TO MADISON. - The Writings of Albert Gallatin, vol. 1
The Online Library of Liberty
A project of Liberty Fund, Inc.
GALLATIN TO MADISON. - Albert Gallatin, The Writings of Albert Gallatin, vol. 1 
The Writings of Albert Gallatin, ed. Henry Adams (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1879). 3 vols.
About Liberty Fund:
Liberty Fund, Inc. is a private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals.
The text is in the public domain.
Fair use statement:
This material is put online to further the educational goals of Liberty Fund, Inc. Unless otherwise stated in the Copyright Information section above, this material may be used freely for educational and academic purposes. It may not be used in any way for profit.
GALLATIN TO MADISON.
[Three memoranda without date.]
It is true that we have stripped New York of seamen for the Lakes. This may at once be supplied by ordering all the gunboat seamen at Philadelphia to proceed by Trenton and New Brunswick to New York, which, allowing two days’ march from Trenton to Brunswick (distance twenty-six miles), cannot take more than four days. At Philadelphia they are altogether useless, and do nothing but quarrelling with our collector.
I think it would have been better to give to the commissary the transportation of the clothing to the armies.
It appears indispensable that there should be an instruction to the regimental quartermasters for the safe-keeping and distribution of the clothing and other articles intended for the regiments respectively, and not for the army generally.
The instructions for the commissary’s department are not printed.
Governor Tompkins, at the request of the general government, called into service detachments of militia to assist in carrying the embargo into effect along the Lakes. He also organized, at the request of Generals Dearborn and Wilkinson, the regulars on the same service. In fact, he alone did all that was done on that occasion, and even advanced money. I understand that his accounts are suspended because he cannot produce the receipts of all the privates, but only those of the officers who acted as paymasters. An adherence to this rule in this case not only appears unjust, but will disgust, and prevent exertions which may very soon be called for by government.