Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to the Commissioners of the Federal District, 29 July 1792

To the Commissioners of the Federal District

Monticello July 29th 1792


I inclose you a letter and receipt for the engraved plate of the City, just come to hand, from Mr. Blodget. As the Plate will Probably be delivered, in my absence to Mr. Taylor chief clerk of my Office, I write to him by this Post to hold it subject to your orders, and to execute any thing you may choose to have done with it. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect, Gentlemen, &c.

Th. Jefferson

Tr (DNA: RG 42, DCLB); at head of text: “Recd. 27th. August 1792”; at foot of text: “Messrs. Johnson, Stuart, and Carroll.” Tr (DLC); 19th-century copy; varies in minor details of punctuation and phraseology. Enclosed in TJ to George Washington, 30 July 1792.

Samuel Blodget’s communication just come to hand was another letter of 10 July 1792, recorded in SJL as received 29 July 1792, but not found.

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