Wednesday Nov. 30th. 1808
The impossibility in the present hurry of the Post office of ascertaining correctly the balances of the appropriations & indeed the variation hourly taking place in them by the payment of accounts, induced me to alter in the Report the passage relative to them, & to State merely that they were so nearly exhausted that the Work must soon close and Workmen be discharged unless the legislature should proceed further towards the completion of the pub lic Works. Mr. Munroe has 3.700$ still in hand. Yours
B H Latrobe
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.