Talk:Albert Gallatin

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This is an excellent article. With a bit more work it could easily be featured. Paul 23:07, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Cartoon[edit]

There's an old cartoon which depicts him saying "Stop de wheels of government"... AnonMoos 22:39, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Earliest Cabinet Member photographed?[edit]

Does anyone have any confrmation of this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.95.130.135 (talk) 20:50, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

I know the above comment re: "earliest cabinet member photographed" is from 2008, but the only other candidate found for earliest photographic image of a Cabinet member is the daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams, of which the original might be 'lost'. The sitting/s apparently taking place in 1843. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Quincy_Adams_1824.jpg, http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/3425492/Hulton-Archive, http://www.whitehousehistory.org/whha_publications/publications_documents/whitehousehistory_16.pdf. Adams was appointed as James Monroe's Secretary of State in 1817. Gallatin served as Secretary of the Treasury from 1801-1813. The known Gallatin photos by Matthew Brady have to pre-date Gallatin's death in 1849 and seem to be circa 1844/45 (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004663958), but the Gallatin images are not firmly dated while the Adams prints can be more accurately dated from his diary entries. http://www.picturehistory.com/product/id/11239 Shearonink (talk) 20:39, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Confusion[edit]

The Early Life section actually seems to cover a long period of his life that is also covered in the next section, with a sudden jump back in time (prefaced by "almost immediately") at the start of that section. 86.144.8.112 (talk) 10:15, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

There is something amiss with the statement that Gallatin traveled from Geneva to Boston on horseback, as such a journey would require a most remarkable horse. Altgeld (talk) 18:35, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Researched the source material and have edited that section to more accurately reflect Gallatin's verified travels May-July 1780. Shearonink (talk) 17:49, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

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Two Albert Gallatins[edit]

This article appears to conflate two Albert Gallatins. The first paragraph describes a Gallatin who served under Lincoln for 2 days, most of the rest of the article describes the Gallatin who served under Jefferson and Madison. Note the inconsistency of the dates . I'm not at all convinced of the reality of the first Gallatin--a quick Google doesn't reveal him in connection with Lincoln (though Albert Gallatin Edwards shows up). I'm no scholar of Lincoln's administration, but if an appointee had been killed by his wife I think I would have read of it.Bill Harshaw (talk) 17:09, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Religion ...[edit]

A lot of people are debating the religious convictions of the founding fathers and those around them. I was surprised to see his religious affiliation unmentioned. Can anybody shed light on this? --SVTCobra (talk) 04:13, 1 August 2014 (UTC)