Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Munroe, 8 January 1803

From Thomas Munroe

Superintendants Office, Washington
8th January 1803


I yesterday received the enclosed Letter from the Treasurer of the Western Shore of the State of Maryland together with the Account of a quarters Interest due 1t. Instant to the said State on the Loans of $200,000 in the Treasurers Letter mentioned—

The funds of the City do not at present enable me to make the payment as required, nor do I beleive a sufficient sum for the purpose could be raised by a sale of the public Lots in the City at prices not unwarrantably low—.

I am with sentiments of the greatest respect Sir Yr mo Obt. Servt

Thomas Munroe

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “President of the U.S”; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Jan. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

On 12 Jan., Munroe wrote Thomas Harwood, treasurer of the western shore of Maryland, and enclosed a draft on the Office of Discount and Deposit at Baltimore for the $3,000 in quarterly interest due the state (Dft in DNA: RG 42, LRDLS). For the previous payment, see Munroe to TJ, 9 Nov. 1802 (first letter).

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