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Gallatin's report was written in 1810. It led the Board of Land Commissioners at St. Louis in 1811 to reverse their opinion of 1806 that Dubuque had a clear title. This further confused the issue of who owned the land around the former MINES OF SPAIN.
(See: Platt SMITH)
Albert Gallatin. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=g000020