To the District of Columbia Commissioners
Washington Jan. 7. 1802.
I have recieved and duly considered your letter of yesterday on the subject of the frame house erected contrary to rule by mr Rhodes, and approve of your opinion that measures should be taken for it’s removal. I suppose it will be best for you to apply to mr Mason the Attorney for the district. Accept my respect & best wishes.
RC (PWacD: Feinstone Collection, on deposit PPAmP); clipped below signature. PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “The Commissioners of Washington”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.