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I do myself the honor of inclosing the information obtain’d respecting the Districts, with the names of the Naval Officers, in the State of Maryland—likewise two letters forwarded to me by post. I have the honor to be with sentiments of the greatest respect, Sir, your Most obt & very Hble Servt ALS , DLC:GW . Daniel Carroll (1730–1796) of Upper Marlboro, Prince Georges County, Md., was a...
Mr. Carroll presents his complits to Mr. Madison returns him the inclosed estimate, & is much obliged to Mr. Madison for the perusal of it. Quere how the deficiency on this branch of revenue is to be made good? Would not an excise on ardent spirits, foreign & domestic be adviseable? Stamp duties I hope may be collected to defray the expence of the federal Judiciary. RC ( DLC ). Addressed by...
It is more to comply with my promise, than to give you any information that I take up my pen. Col. Grayson will probably inform you what has pass’d between him & Morriss, who has given him notice that on the meeting of Congress he shall immediately take up the Bill only postpond —this Idea may possibly be thrown out here to brake his fall in this business—it appears to Col. Grayson & myself...
You will perhaps be pleasd in receiving a few lines from me at this time with an account of our Transactions so far as relate to Potowmack. I refer you to the inclosd copy of a resolution passd by both our Houses. The ways & Means are now before the other House, or a Committee. There is a Majority in both Branches of the Legislature for funds, if we can keep together. If any thing shou’d...
I do myself the honor of inclosing a Resolution No. 1 of the Genl Assembly of Maryland acceding to the proposition made by the General of Assembly of Virginia on the 10th of Novr 1789, likewise several resolutions No. 2: establishing a fund for the money pledged by the first resolution, and an Act No. 3 to Condemn land if necessary for the public buildings of the United States. By a letter...
I do myself the honor of incloseing a Resolution No. 1 of the Genl. Assembly of Maryland acceding to the proposition made by the General Assembly of Virginia on the 10th of Novr. 1789, likewise several resolutions No. 2. establishing a fund for the moneys pledg’d by the first resolution, and an Act No 3 to Condemn land if necessary for the public buildings of the United States. By a letter...
I had the ho[nour to re]ceive your favor, covering the Commission which includes my name in the appointment, for carrying into effect the Location of the permanent Seat of Government. It wou’d be as unnecessary, Sir, to confess the pleasure I shou’d feel in giving my Little aid for a purpose so consonant to my wishes for the public good, as I hope it is, to assure the President of the Value I...
I have been this moment honor’d by your favors of the 16th, & 2 of the 17th Instant, & shall proceed immediately to execute your directions. A Gentleman of Baltimore Town Mr Robert Walsh has applied to me to recommend him to You for an Inspector in Baltimore under the Excise Law —I Beleive he will execute this office, with diligence & integrity—I have some acquaintance with him, & he is...
I have flatterd myself with hopes of receiving a line from you with information of the time you woud be at this place. On enquiry however I find it incertain whether you wou’d not turn yr. face to the East. Shou’d that not be the Case, I claim yr. promise of letting me know when I may expect to see you, & hope you will arrange matters so as not to be in a hurry to proceed when you get to this...
The inclosed for Mr. Madison is open for your perusal and information. The prospect before us respecting the great object of the Seat of Govt. is pleasing at present here. I shall have occasion probably at times to communicate to you what may occur, and shall embrace every occasion of assuring you that, I am, sr. with very great regard & esteem, yr. respectful & obt Servt. P.S. I expect we...
I have flattered myself with hopes of receiving a line from you with information of the time you woud be at this place. On enquiry however I find it incertain whether you wou’d not turn your face to the East. Shou’d that not be the Case, I claim your promise of letting me know when I may expect to see you, and hope you will arrange matters so as not to be in a hurry to proceed when you get to...
Yr. favor of the 10th Instant came to hand. The Commissioners were then met to take deeds from the parties according to the articles I inclosd to you. There occur’d a dificulty—some of the parties were of opinion that the lines of the propos’d city shou’d not contain more than within the Limits expresd by the president at the time of the accomodation (abt 4000 Ac[r]es), others contended that...
Georgetown, 2 July 1791 . Mr. Wederstrandt, whose enclosed letter solicits consulship in Isle of France for his son, is a native of France who came to Maryland before the Revolution, married into a very respectable Eastern Shore family, was employed by the state or Congress during the war, and has “a very fair Character.” The young gentleman is not yet of age but will be soon after Congress...
Yr. favor from N. York gave me pleasure, as every token of yr. remembrance of me allways will. Finding that you relinquish yr. tour to the East, I presume this will meet you in Philada. where you will hear all matters respecting the federal City &ca. Cou’d I have foreseen all the anxiety this business has given me from its commencement in Congress to its present Stage, I shou’d have shrunk...
Georgetown, 29 July 1791 . Introducing Mr. Cabot of Massachusetts who wishes to be acquainted with TJ. His character, respectable connections, and qualities as “a sensible, intelligent Gentleman” readily induce him to obtain that pleasure for Cabot. He has been mentioned in some letters to the President from the East. He has settled there and is anxious to embrace anything advantageous...
Letter not found: from Daniel Carroll, 5 Aug. 1791. Thomas Jefferson wrote to the commissioners for the federal district on 28 Aug.: “Your joint letter of the 2d. inst. to the President, as also Mr. Carrol’s separate letters of the 5th. and 15th. have been duly received” ( Jefferson Papers, Julian P. Boyd et al., eds. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson . 41 vols. to date. Princeton, N.J., 1950–....
Letter not found: from Daniel Carroll, 15 Aug. 1791. Thomas Jefferson wrote to the commissioners for the federal district on 28 Aug.: “Your joint letter of the 2d. inst. to the President, as also Mr. Carrol’s separate letters of the 5th. and 15th. have been duly received” ( Jefferson Papers, Julian P. Boyd et al., eds. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson . 41 vols. to date. Princeton, N.J., 1950–....
The last Mail carry’d you a few lines from me. By this you will receive the particulars of the sales. I hope we may be ready to proceed Much more effectually in the Spring. There were many persons present who wanted Lotts in Various parts of the City, which cou’d not be gott ready at this Time. Private sales are makg. by individuals much on the same terms with the public. Yrs. &ca PS. I...
Letter not found: from Daniel Carroll, 21 Nov. 1791. GW informed Daniel Carroll of Duddington on 28 Nov. that “Your letter of the 21st came to my hands on thursday afternoon.”
I wrote to you a few lines lately. Mr. White will receive by this post a line from me with some information he requested. I have refered you to him. Pray send me some of Mr Frenau’s subscription papers. I hope it will be in my power to forward his views—some Gentlemen have engagd who can & will I think be of considerable assistance. I desire you to put my name among his Subscribers & that he...
I have now only time to acknowledge the receipt of yr. favor 25th. Instant, & to mention an incident which has given me great concern. Mr. D Carrolls of Duddington new house is pulld down or in a great degree so by Majr. L’Enfant’s directions without consulting the Commissioner—he first wrote to Mr Carroll, who went to Annapolis & obtaind an injungtion from Chancery—before his return the...
I wrote to you a few lines by yesterdays post. The affair of Mr Carrolls House gives us uneasiness on several accounts—as it must wound the feelings of the President, & may be of some injury. The Major wrote to Mr Carroll in very polite terms to take down his House, being built on public ground. Mr Carroll for answer informd him that whenever it shoud be deemd an obstruction in consequence of...
I wrote to you a few lines by post respecting the affair of Mr Carrolls House —it is a subject I do not like to dwell on, but prudence dictates that I shou’d make a communication to you confidentially, and to Mr Jefferson if he will be so obligeing as to receive it, of some matters respecting myself, not with a view of injuring any person, but to prevent any being done to myself. You will...
I send by this post the act of our Assembly past last Saturday entiteld [ sic ] an Act Concerning the Territory of Columbia—and the City of Washington. I refer you to it. The very great advantages of this Law will be strikeing. It gives some relief to my mind which has indeed been much oppressd by the disagreable business we have lately had on hand. I am sorry for the Chagrin which it must...
I do myself the honor of transmitting herewith, a copy of the Act , passed last Saturday, by the General Assembly, entitled an Act concerning the Territory of Columbia and the City of Washington. It is not from a certified copy. I believe however correct. The Bill propos’d that the Willfull shou’d be under the same circumstances with the Minors &ca. but it was thought proper in that case to...
I wrote a few lines lately confidentially. The following are under the same circumstances. You have heard I doubt not by our official letter that Major L’Enfant immediately on his return proceeded to finish the demolition of Mr. Carrolls House, our directions to the contrary notwithstanding. On our meeting he sent us a letter of which we have not yet taken any notice, excepting what has passd...
Letter not found. 15 or 16 December 1791. Mentioned in Carroll to JM, 20 Dec. 1791 . Refers JM to Charles Carroll of Carrollton for information on the passage of the Maryland law concerning the territory of Columbia.
I mentiond in my last of the 15th or 16th Instant of which please to acknowledge the receipt, that You woud hear from C. Carroll of Cn. when he reachd Pha some particulars on the passage of the Law “Concerning the Territory of Columbia &ca.[”] Since then I have seen Govr Lee, & it gave me great concern to hear from him that Mr Carroll had doubts of joining Congress this session. I immediately...
You may hear something on the Subject of a memorial from some of the proprietors respecting D. Carroll of Duddington’s House, & otherwise in favor of Majr L’Enfant; I feel for the Chagrin this must give the president, particularly at this time. Astonishing that persons under their circumstances wou’d not avoid wounding his feelings. I must mention a Circumstance to you & leave it to yr....
I wrote to you by last Post from Bladensburgh. A Letter from Mr Lee, & the News papers shew me the shamefull State of the Representation Bill on the 13th Inst. Such a receeding in yr. House and on such a subject is astonishing. I fear disagreable effects—the evill is to continue 10 years; during which time matters will often occur to revive reflections on this event. It appears to me not quite...