This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... If on account of theMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition.
Excerpt: ... If on account of the small vessels now employed for Tripoli the navy estimates can be reduced from nine hundred to six hundred thousand dollars, I think that we may venture without additional taxes- but, at all events, it will be best that the subject, if mentioned by the President, should be stated in doubtful terms, as rather a hope than a certainty, and as a subject to be investigated by Congress when they shall have received the usual estimates.
The paragraph may in the mean while remain blank till the middle of next week, as that will enable me to obtain more precise results. GALLATIN TO JEFFERSON. Department Of The Treasury, October 6, 1803. Dear Sir, --The navy estimates have not yet been sent to Mr. Smith for approbation, and the substance will be communicated to me to-morrow morning.
I will call with it on you, so that you may write by to-morrows mail. I find that the establishment now consists of the Constitution, the Philadelphia, each 44, and five small vessels, all of which are now out and intended to stay the whole year, as the crew is enlisted for two years.
In my opinion, one-half of the force, viz., one frigate and two or three small vessels, were amply sufficient. The large item of repairs for vessels may be postponed till next year. With respect, your obedient servant. Thursday afternoon. GALLATIN TO JEFFERSON. Department Of Treasury, October 28, 1803. Dear Sir, --I have conversed with most of the Western members of Congress respecting the possibility of raising volunteers to assist the force already prepared for occupying New Orleans.
I think that I Jiave seen thirteen out of the seventeen who compose the delegation of the three Western States, and I believe that they have all conferred on the subject. Not only they.