Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 16 February 1809

Feby. 16th 09


Mr LeMair has no inventory of the furniture of the President’s house, but he informs me that Mr Claxton’s is perfect excepting as to some articles of Plate made at Richmond. Under the circumstances of the case, if Mr Madison does me the honor to confide the future expenditure to me, it would be necessary for me to possess the inventory as soon as possible, or otherwise to refer the Member of the Senate who applied to me for information, to Mr. Claxton.—I am very unwilling to intrude into his province, especially as it obliges me to become troublesome to you at the present moment.

With high respect I am Yours

B H Latrobe

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