26 Oct. 1805
We whoos names are here unto subscribed having been appointed a Committee for the purpose of devising means to remove the great grievance which the citizens of the Eastern District of the City labor under for the want of a market in that District, do humbly request that you will grant us permission to visit a market-house of the square west of Square 881, which is designated on the original plan of the City a Market Square
We are with veneration and respect Sir, you obedient Humble Servants
[Note in TJ’s hand:]
Oct. 27. 05
Mr. Munro will be pleased to report to me on the reasonableness of this application.
DLC: District of Columbia Papers.