Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Blodget, Jr., 8 September 1792

From Samuel Blodget, Jr.

Boston Sept. 8th 1792


I have taken the liberty to enclose a letter to the Commissioners of the City of Washington, beleiving that Mr. Jonson may still be with you, and that it may be proper for him to know, that I do not neglect my duty to him, to you, and to the City. Your pardon I hope to obtain, for the trouble I give you, because I know your friendship and favour to the parties, and to the object of my letter. I have nothing interesting to add, save that the burthen of the loan to the City, still rests with me, but I am yet very sanguine in favour of every thing respecting our City. I hope soon to pay my respects to you in person. I am Sir your very humble Servt

S Blodget Junr

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 18 Oct. 1792 and so recorded in SJL.

Blodget’s letter to the commissioners, dated 8 Sep. 1792, assured them of his continuing interest in the Federal District and his intention to attend the October sale of lots there with friends from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia (DNA: RG 42, PBG).

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