George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 20 June 1792

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.

1On 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).

2For GW’s approval of this transaction, see GW to Jefferson, 9 July, and note 1, and GW to Rittenhouse, 9 July 1792.

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