Notes on the District of Columbia
[after 3 Oct. 1801]
|debts due to the Commissioners||130,000|
|due on Morris & Nicholson’s lots 1000.||80,000|
|3000. f. front of water property @ 10. D.||30,000|
|4600. lots of 5265. sq. f. each||460,000|
|no lot ever sold for less than 105. D|
|due from them|
|price of site||6247.18|
MS (DLC: TJ Papers, District of Columbia Miscellany); undated, but see below; entirely in TJ’s hand.
TJ probably composed these notes sometime after his receipt of the District of Columbia Commissioners’ Estimate of Debts dated 2 Oct. enclosed in their letter to him of 3 Oct. Several of the words and figures, from “Elliptical room” to “whole funds,” correspond to the information given in the 2 Oct. statement. See also the memorial from the commissioners to TJ of 4 Dec.
1. After TJ totaled the first four items above, making $6,962, he added the line for “Interest paid” of $1,500, overwriting the original total of $6,962, and provided the new total of $8,462.
2. TJ first wrote “706.06” before he revised the total above to include the $1,500 for “Interest paid.” He then recalculated the “present deficiency” and altered the figure to $2,206.06.