From Thomas Jefferson
[Philadelphia] June 20. 1792.
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inform the President that the Director of the Mint has occasion for a sum of money for the following purposes.
|for the house purchased 1600.£ Pensylvania1 or||4266.66|
|for about 15. tons of copper to be procured.||abt 5000.|
|on account for workmen &c.||733.34|
making in the whole ten thousand Dollars.2
AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; AL (letterpress copy), DLC:Jefferson Papers; LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB (photocopy), DLC:GW.
1. On 16 June, David Rittenhouse wrote Jefferson that he had “bargained with the owner for the House and Lot on Seventh Street, between Arch and Market Streets, of which you saw the Draught for the Use of the Mint. The price £1600. in Cash, Pennsylvania Currency” (Jefferson Papers, description begins Julian P. Boyd et al., eds. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. 40 vols. to date. Princeton, N.J., 1950—. description ends 24:89).