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From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Munroe, 6 February 1809

Washington Feb. 6. 09.


I inclose you mr Latrobe’s account for the glass I purchased at the Capitol & President’s house. he has charged it at what it cost the public, 10. cents the square foot. but on the back I have calculated it at 12½ cents, for which he says I might have bought it, by the box, from the merchants. the amount at this last price is 150 7/100 D for which I inclose you a check on the bank US. will you be so good as to give me a reciept on the back of the inclosed account & return it. accept my friendly salutations.

Th: Jefferson

DLC: District of Columbia Papers.


January 31t. 1809.

Thos. Jefferson, Presidt. US.   Dr.

To Thos. Munroe Supt. city of Washn.

For Glass cut from the public Stock

1808 North Wing, Capitol—
March $
200 squares 12x12, @ 10 cts = 20.
300 do 12x18 15— = 45 
50 do 14x18 17½ = 8. 75
No. 8 packing boxes 5. 04
78. 79
President’s house.
422 f. 9 in Superfl. @10 ea 42. 27
121. 06

The above squares of Glass, being cut from the parts of Tables which were useless for glazing the large Windows of the public Bldgs, are charged at the price at which the public bought them by the Crate.

B Henry Latrobe

surv. pblic Bldgs US.

[Note by TJ:]

200. panes 12. by 12 = 200. square feet
300. do. 12. by 18 = 450.
50. do. 14. by 18 = 87 ½ 737. 5
422. 75 12. by 12 = 422. 75 cents
1160. 25 @12½ 145. 03
packing boxes 5. 04
$150. 07

[Receipt by Munroe:]

6th. February 1809 Received of the President of the US the Sum of One hundred and fifty Dollars, seven Cents for the Glass within mentioned.—note The price or Amt. paid in addition to that certified by the Surveyor of the public buildings is explained in the President’s letter of this day, on file; vizt that the common selling price by merchants is about 12½ Cents per foot, and that he therefore would not take it of the public at a less price.

Thomas Munroe Supt

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