Washington Novr. 27h. 1806
Mr Lenthall did not put the drawings of the proposed alteration of the North Wing of the Capitol into my hands till this moment. I have in the limits of the recess been attentive to the caution you formerly gave me on the subject of the Center part of the Work, and they are contracted within the line that bounds the North side of the South Recess, at the angle of which stands the pilaster necessary to execute the design formerly proposed by you, & which also falls in with the arrangement of the Columns in the design lately presented to you. With the highest respect I am
B Henry Latrobe
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.