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Collection Reference Number GLC02505.19
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1802 
Title Albert Gallatin to David Harris concerning fees paid to lawyers by the Treasury
Date 12 October 1802
Author Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849)  
Recipient Harris, David  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects American Statesmen  Law  Finance  Government and Civics  US Constitution  Taxes or Taxation  Transportation  Bank of the US  Banking  
People Gallatin, Albert (1761-1849)  Harris, David (fl. 1802-1806)  Martin, Luther (1748-1826)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Law; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859