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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1802
|Albert Gallatin to David Harris concerning fees paid to lawyers by the Treasury
|12 October 1802
|Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849)
|Discusses his attempt to ascertain the fee that should be paid to Luther Martin, a lawyer, by comparing the case to others. States that as far as he can ascertain, the highest fee ever given to a "gentleman of the bar" by the Treasury was to Alexander Hamilton, who was given $500 for a case concerning the constitutionality of the carriage tax. Advises Harris that Martin will get the fee the Bank usually gives and if he is not satisfied with that, please let him know what he thinks is a reasonable offer. Addressed to Harris as Cashier of the Office of Discount and Deposit in Baltimore, Maryland.
|American Statesmen Law Finance Government and Civics US Constitution Taxes or Taxation Transportation Bank of the US Banking
|Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849) Harris, David (fl. 1802-1806) Martin, Luther (1748-1826)
|Law; Government & Politics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Gallatin was Secretary of the Treasury 1801-1814. Martin became the first attorney general of Maryland and held office 1778-1805 and again from 1818-1822.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859