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American National Biography

Albert Gallatin

Indian troubles and delays on the Potomac canal soon dashed those hopes, and over the next several years he labored to keep the George's Creek operation going. By 1788, despite the arrival of a former schoolmate, Jean Badollet, and despite the acquisition of a lovely 400-acre tract overlooking the Monongahela that he called "Friendship Hill," Gallatin was ready to give up.

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