Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Daniel Carroll, 10 May 1792

From Daniel Carroll

George Town May 10th. 1792

Dear Sir

The Bearer of this is Mr. Collen Williamson of New York, from whence he came at the request of the Commissioners. They desird him to take a view of the Acquia quarries.—He appears to be a person of knowledge, and experience. It is probable that some engagement will be made with him. I thought it might not be impropper to afford you an opportunity of having some conversation with him, if your leisure wou’d permit, & am, Dear Sir, with great esteem, & respect, Your Most obt. & very Hble Servt,

Danl. Carroll

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 15 May 1792 and so recorded in SJL.


The Comissioners retained Collin Williamson as superintendent of stone cutting on 5 May 1792, concluding a formal contract with him dated 29 Aug. 1792. Williamson held that post until 1795 (DNA: RG 42, PC).

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