Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Alexander White, 5 December 1800

From Alexander White

Commissioners Office 5t Decr 1800

Dear Sir

I have examined my correspondence with Col: Little and Mr Strode respecting the proposed road; I find Colonel Little only engaged to join with Mr. Strode in tracing the ground, in which he said three other gentlemen one a surveyer and all good Woods men, would assist; but I never heard of anything being done; and unless Mr Strode was on the ground (and of this he would probably have informed), there certainly has not, I am with sentiments of great respect

Dear Sir Your most Obt Servt

Alex White

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 5 Dec. and so recorded in SJL.

The proposed road between the Georgetown ferry and Slate Run church was located on TJ’s route from Washington to Monticello between his first night’s stop at William Brown’s tavern in Prince William County and his stay the second night with John Strode in Culpeper County (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:834, 975, 1048; Table of Mileages, 30 Sep. 1807 and 21–23 July 1808, in DLC: TJ Papers, 233:41688; TJ to Strode, 25 Mch. 1801; TJ to Charles Little, 31 Mch. 1801).

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