From Daniel Carroll (of Rock Creek)
Geo: Town [Md.] feby 18th 1794
Mr Mathew Bourne of the State of New-York has sollicited me to give him a line of introduction, alledging that he has some private business with you—I know nothing of this person further, than that he has been here for some weeks past, and has found a connection in the City on a scheme of carrying on the Lumber trade to a considerable extent, and has left an application on that subject for the Commissioner⟨s⟩ at their next meeting.1 I have the honor to be Sr with the greatest respect, Yr Mo. Obt & very Hble Servt
ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.
1. Neither Matthew Bourne, the nature of his business with GW, nor his application to the commissioners for the District of Columbia has been identified. There is no mention of Bourne or his application in the minutes of the 19–25 March meeting of the commissioners (DNA: RG 42, Records of the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, Proceedings,