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GALLATIN TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Sir, - In answer to the request contained in the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 8th inst., I have the honor respectfully to state that " no application has been made to draw money from the Treasury for the purchase of the Floridas before an appropriation made by law for that purpose."
The circumstances which may have produced an impression that such an application had been made, being unconnected with any matter pertaining to the duties of the office of Secretary of the Treasury, are not presumed to come within the scope of the information received from this Department by the House.
I have the honor to be, &g.
- The writings of Albert Gallatin, Vol I, Henry Adams