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To Thomas Jefferson from Gouverneur Morris, [23 April 1802]

From Gouverneur Morris

[23 Apr. 1802]

Mr Morris presents respectful Compliments and is much oblig’d to Mr Jefferson for his kind Attention Mr M. will endeavor to have the Plan of a parquet executed if his Carpenters have not already gone too far in preparing Materials for one of their own Contrivance

RC (DLC); undated; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Apr. and so recorded in SJL.

Morris began building a new mansion at Morrisiana after he returned from Europe in 1798. Perhaps the subject of PARQUET floors came up when Morris attended a dinner at the President’s House on 6 Apr. (Anne Cary Morris, ed., The Diary and Letters of Gouverneur Morris, 2 vols. [London, 1889], 2:424; DAB description begins Allen Johnson and Dumas Malone, eds., Dictionary of American Biography, New York, 1928–36, 20 vols. description ends ).

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