Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Munroe, 9 November 1802

From Thomas Munroe

Superintendants Office
Washington 9th November 1802


The proper Officer has rendered, in behalf of the State of Maryland, the enclosed Account of a quarters Interest due the 1st. Octo. last on the two Loans of $100,000 each by the said State for the use of the City of Washington—I have no monies in my hands wherewith I can pay the same, nor do I believe a sum sufficient for the purpose can at present be raised by a sale of the Lots in the City which are pledged for the repayment of the said Loans & Interest, without an unwarrantable sacrafice of said Lots—

I have the Honor to be with the most respectful consideration Sir Yr mo Obt Servt

Thomas Munroe Supt

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Nov. and “Maryland debt” and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found, but see below.

PROPER OFFICER: in a 16 Nov. letter to Thomas Harwood, treasurer of the western shore of Maryland, Munroe enclosed a Treasury draft for $3,000 for the interest due 1 Oct. on the $200,000 loaned to the city of Washington. Munroe also noted that the account received from Harwood “some days ago” had been filed in the Treasury Department “with a certificate & direction of the President to the Secretary subjoined thereto” authorizing payment (Dft in DNA: RG 42, LR).

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