George Washington Papers

To George Washington from the District of Columbia Commissioners, 27 September 1798

From the District of Columbia Commissioners

Washington, 27th September 1798


We do ourselves the pleasure of enclosing you the number of square feet contained in your two purchases made of the public and Mr Carroll.1 We received Mr Carroll’s answer in writing, on the monday after you left the City, giving his full consent to confirm the Sale of the Lot on the terms proposed, and promising to execute the proper conveyance in the course of the present Week. It may be well to forward a Check to cover the purchase made of him, as his receipt will be requisite to the validity of the Deed⟨.⟩ We enclose a copy of the entry of your purchase made of us.2

Mr Blagdin has not yet brought forward his Estimates, but will probably do so in a day or two. If his terms are thought just and reasonable, we will have a proper Contract drawn and forwarded to you for your signature. We have the honor to be, with sentiments of perfect regard and respect, Sir, Yr Mo. Obt Servts

Gusts Scott

William Thornton

Alexr White

LS, DLC:GW. LB, DNA: RG, 42, Records of the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, Letters Sent, 1791-1802

1This enclosure reads:

Lot no. 16 square 634 5,357 Sqr. feet
Lot no. 6 purchased from Danl Carroll Esqr. of Duddn 5,355

2The enclosed extract of the commissioners’ minutes, dated 25 Sept., is quoted at length in Alexander White to GW, 8 Sept., n.1.

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