From Benjamin H. Latrobe
Philadelphia April 19th. 1803
In order to save the postage of the enclosed packet, containing the drawings & sections of the foundation Walls of the S. Wing of the Capitol,—I have taken the liberty of addressing it to you, and if there be no impropriety in my giving you the trouble I should beg leave to send further packets by the same means, as most of them will be very heavy.—
As soon as I can move my family I shall return to Washington,—or even sooner, if my presence be required. I am with the truest respect
Your faithful hble Servt
B Henry Latrobe
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 22 Apr. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Latrobe to John Lenthall, 19 Apr. (DLC: Latrobe Papers; Latrobe, Correspondence description begins John C. Van Horne and Lee W. Formwalt, eds., The Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, New Haven, 1984–88, 3 vols. description ends , 1:288n).