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City of Washington Dr. to The State of Maryland to 1t. Apl to 1. July 1802. 1802 Interest on $200,000 Loaned, from 1t. Jany. 1801. $15,000. $18,000 Ditto on $50,0000 from 1t. Octr. 1801. $ 1,500.  2,250 $16,500  $20,250 principal becoming due 1t. november 1802 $50,000  Interest on Do. as above to 1 July 1802
In answer to your Letter of the 16th Instant I have the honor to inform you that, altho’ I have attended the Office constantly, and used my utmost endeavors, since my appointment as Superintendant, to raise money by sales of the public Lots to discharge the claims against the City, I have not been able to sell but one Lot, for which I could not get more than $350, about one half the price...
Mr King the late Surveyor of the City, and his Son Robert having this morning informed me that they shall on Sunday next sail for England in a vessel lying at Alexandria—and that several persons have applied to them within the last day or two to lay off lots & give levels, and other necessary information relative to buildings, which it will not be in their power to do before their...
I have the honor of enclosing a Letter which I yesterday received from Mr Nicholas King.— The Commissioners have always heretofore appointed the Surveyors by Letter, or by entry in the minutes of their proceedings, but in case Mr Kings proposition respecting Salary shall be acceded to, a short Letter of appointment from the President would, I have reason to believe, be more agreeable to him...
The Sale of Lots which commenced on Monday the 30th. ulto. was continued from day to day during that week, and was adjourned on Saturday the 4th. Instant ’till monday the 13th Instant, and has since been continued daily.—About 100 Lots were sold the first week, & four only have been sold this week—the whole Amount of sales is about $9,500.—After the third or fourth day of sale competition...
The proper Officer has rendered, in behalf of the State of Maryland, the enclosed Account of a quarters Interest due the 1st. Octo. last on the two Loans of $100,000 each by the said State for the use of the City of Washington—I have no monies in my hands wherewith I can pay the same, nor do I believe a sum sufficient for the purpose can at present be raised by a sale of the Lots in the City...
I have perused and considered the inclosed representation of James M. Lingan, the original proprietor of the Ground within an open space in front of Square No. 78 in the City of Washington bounded by Pennsylvania Avenue, 20th. Street west and I. Street north, as also the enclosed three Letters from a Committee of the Citizens and House holders in that part of the City which lies west of the...
Pursuant to the sixth section of the Act of Congress , of last Session, intituled “An Act to abolish the Board of Commissioners in the City of Washington, and for other purposes,” and under your direction of the 16th June last, I proceeded with all possible diligence to prepare a Statement of all the Lots of the description in the said Section mentioned; and on the 19th. of that Month...
I yesterday received the enclosed Letter from the Treasurer of the Western Shore of the State of Maryland together with the Account of a quarters Interest due 1t. Instant to the said State on the Loans of $200,000 in the Treasurers Letter mentioned— The funds of the City do not at present enable me to make the payment as required, nor do I beleive a sufficient sum for the purpose could be...
I recd., on the 10th Instant, the Letter which you did me the honor to write from Colo Wrens on the 7th—We are proceeding with diligence in our operations on Pennsylvania Avenue according to your directions. It seems to be a very general opinion here that without the trees are boxed, or otherwise protected from the horses and cattle a great many, if not all of them will be bark’d and...
From the Presidents message to Congress of the 24th January last, concerning the affairs of this City, and also from Conversations which I had with some of the Members of the Committee to whom that Message was referred, I had no doubt that the Act of Congress, passed in consequence thereof, entitled “ An Act concerning the City of Washington ” was intended to be retrospective to the 1st. June...
The St. of Maryld has since 19 Decr 91, sold to a considerable amot., lands within the City of Washington wch. she had become possess’d of under her acts of confiscation. Amongst other sales was one of about 56 A. @ £50 ⅌ A. to James Williams & U. Forrest who passed their bond for the amount, the Agt. of the State at the time of the Sale entering into the enclosed agreemt. mark’d A.— It...
Expenditures on the Capitol 1803 April For Lime 596. 17 " Sand 100. 80 " Laborers & carters 75. 30 " Surveyor’s Salary on accot. 141. 66       
I have the honor of enclosing for your Signature a warrant for $10,000; the balance in my hands, towit about $1000 of the $20,000 heretofore drawn being insufficient to meet the Expenses of the present month which will be demanded in a few days.— I also enclose Sketches of the Expenditures since the Account last rendered , which was up to the first of July.— The Expenses on the Streets will I...
Expenditures on the Streets in July 1803 Overseers & Labourers wages in June $763.71  Lumber for trunks &c 53.58 Ironmongery, Blacksmiths work & other small articles 40.94 $858.23 Expenditures on Streets in August 1803 For Overseers & Labourers wages $672.41 Lumber for bridges & trunks 54.77 Carpenters work on Do. 109.92 Bricklayers Do. on Do. and } 64.77 Bricks & Lime for an Arch
The Post of last night brought a Letter from you to Mr. Latrobe, which I will forward to him immediately I can ascertain where it will probably find him—. He came to the City on the evening of the 9th. Instant, and, I am informed, went off in the Stage yesterday morning—I saw him once only, and then had but a few minutes conversation with him—I do not know when he is to be here again, or what...
Expenditures from 1 to 16 Sep 1803 on Capitol  for Lumber 117.10  B H Latrobes Salary 283.33  workmen &. Labrs. 760.35  Stone (foundation) 200.  Cordage 14.02  sundry small articles 10.37 1385.17 on Streets  for Labourers & Carters wages 938.41  Lumber for Bridges 61.79
T Munroe with his most respectful Compliments sends to the President a Letter from the Treasurer of Maryland concerning which he respectfully solicits the Presidents directions The Amt. of Interest due 1t. Instant will be forwarded by the next mail (friday) at which time T.M. will answer the Treasurers Letter if it should be convenient for the President to honor him with his sentiments in the...
T Munroe has had the honor of recieving the Presidents note of this morning and will conform strictly to the directions therein given—To save the president the trouble of examining the Acts of Congress when he takes the subject into consideration T. M. begs leave to refer to the Act of 1t. May 1802 Abolishing the Board of Comrs. Section 5 , page 126. as the president says in his note he does...
T. Munroe presents his most respectful Compliments to the President.—Drafts of the Surveyor of the public buildings for freestone & workmanship, & for foundation stone to the Amt. of between two & three thousand Dollars having been presented today & TM not having so much money in his hands has the Honor of inclosing a requisition for the Presidents signature if approved. RC ( DLC ); partially...
The enclosed representation having been this day delivered to me to be laid before you, it may not be improper for the following observations to accompany it. A man by the name of Jenkins , tenant of Samuel Davidson an Original proprietor claims the right of retaining possession of the part of the City mentioned in the representation, under that part of the Deed of Trust, of which the enclosed...
T Munroe being informed that the President is engaged with the Secretaries would not ask his signature to the enclosed requisition were he not much urged by Colo. Cooke & Colo. Brents son who are waiting at the Office on their way to Virga. to get $2000 on their Contract for freestone provided the President sanctions the advance —there are $9,944 of the $50,000 in hand—Mr. Latrobe thinks, and...
Matthias Ryan } The Overseers say the 17 persons here mentioned are all those employed at the Presidents House, who behaved improperly on the 2d. July (yesterday) by riotously parading about the streets; the three first named were the leaders it is said, and the seven following were next in fault—the rest joined in the mob & walked about the City—but Matthias Ryan was the principal exciter,...
I recollect that you desired me some time ago to give you some information concerning part of the Ground on which your Coachmans house stands & as well as I remember I gave you a sketch of it, but have not since been informed of your wishes on the subject— The Coachman having today applied to me to buy the ground, and not knowing whether it was with your knowledge & consent I have supposed it...
Mr. Soderstom assignee of Mr L’Enfant wishing to take Lots for his claim, or considerable part there of, has written, to T Munroe on the subject desiring a Statement of the Amt. T Munroe respectfully begs the President to have the goodness to look at the enclosed papers, and to say whether it is perfectly clear that Interest ought to be allowed—The late board of Coms. it is true say they will...
Three or four Irishmen, whose names were returned on the list of those who mis-behaved on the 2d. Instant, have been with me several times, begging that they may be permitted to go to work again, and promising that their best endeavors shall be used in future to make amends for the misconduct in which they are implicated—There miserable appearance, penitence and humility, the accounts of their...
The writer of the enclosed Letter delivered it to me in person, and requested it might be laid before you; and as the style is not indecent or disrespectful I do not percieve any sufficient objection to complying with the request and therefore do myself the honor of enclosing it—. I Have the Honor to be with the utmost respect Sir Yr mo Ob Hum Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
T Munroe presents his most respectful Compliments to the President, and thinks it necessary to apologize or assign as an excuse for troubling him about Mr Davidsons letter of yesterday to state that, altho’ he, T M, well recollects having recd. for perusal a writing containing the Result of the Presidents consideration of sundry cases relative to the plan of the City, which embraced Mr. D.s....
I find on a diligent and particular enquiry of the Overseer & others who saw the riotous workmen parading the streets, and heard a good deal of what was said amongst them that Matthias Th yne (or Kyan) Charles Dent, Mark Fahey, Thomas Bean, John King Thomas Crowley, then in the public works, and Brian Sarner & one or two others, whose names are not known, and who were not employed by the...
I beg leave respectfully to submit for your consideration a sketch of our funds and a few remarks relative to the public works now progressing in the City, which I am apprehensive we shall be obliged to discontinue in part or the funds will be exhausted long before the end of the building Season.— There is now in the Treasury of the $50,000 appropriated } Dollars. last session, including the...
T. Munroe’s most respectful Compliments—he waited on the President with the enclosed lists, but finding him engaged has the honor of observing that the Expenditures on the High ways, the lists amount to $4,787.32 which is not included in the $11,928.29 chd. to Prests. House. nothing about the ways was inserted by T.M in the blanks left by Mr Latrobe in his report concerning the buildings,...
T. Munroe’s most respectful Compliments, and asks whether it is the pleasure of the President to renew the enclosed proclamation or whether he will direct any alterations in the provisions or duration of future proclamations as to wooden houses.— DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
T Munroe presents his best respects to the President—has the honor of enclosing statements recd. from the Treasurer of the State of maryland of the second Instalment & Interest to this day on the Loans for the use of the City of Washington T. M. begs permission respectfully to tender the salutations of the day, and joins most sincerely in the almost unanimous prayer of the Freemen of the...
T Munroe presents his most respectful Compliments to the President—several very worthy mechanics & others, who have small claims against the public building & having represented to T M that they were, at this inclement season, in want of necessary for their families which the money due to them from the public would inable them to procure, he, about a week ago, (presuming that no part of the...
T Munroe’s best respects & sends for the Presidents signature a blank requisition, together with a rough Sketch of outstanding claims against the public buildings—Some of those to whom the $2374 are due are, doubtless much more needy than the others, but It will probably not be an easy matter to avoid murmuring if a discrimination be made— Claims against the public buildings John Haydock $240....
Indisposition has prevented an earlier attention to the claim of Mr. Ab: Ritchie as administrator acting under the Will of the late Chas. Beatty, to a portion of land said to take in a part of the Presidents house. The letter of Mr Ritchie being the first direct notification of such a claim which has come to my knowledge, I submit to the Executive such information as I possess on the subject....
T. Munroe presents his best respects to the President. The demands against the public buildings requiring a further sum of money T. M. has the honor of inclosing a blank Draft for the Presidents signature, in case it should be his pleasure to sign it—T. M will send to the President (if desired) An Acct of the Disbursement of the $8,000 Drawn 1t. Feby. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
T Munroe respectfully enquires of the President whether the sheet iron charged in the enclosed bills, or either of them, was ordered by him for his private use—. The bills have been presented to me for payment, but there has been no such parcel of iron ordered for public use I am informed DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
T Munroe presents his best respects to the President. He encloses Messr. Lenthall & Blagdins report concerning the wooden House building on F street; and, as the District Attorney is not in the City respectfully asks whether it would be advisable to bring the present case before one of the Judges of the Court to ascertain whether an injunction will be granted, and also whether the Court on...
T. Munroe’s best respects to the President. Being informed that Mr. Jonos was not in Alexandria, and fearing that it might be several days before a bill could be recd. from him, and that the House building on F street would be finished in the mean time T M has drawn the enclosed himself & would file it for an injunction early tomorrow if he was sure it was a proper bill—If the President under...
T Munroe presents his best respects to the President—He did not until Saturday meet with a suitable person to top the trees—A beginning was made on that day (Holt the Gardner having previously given it as his Opinion that it might, at almost any time of the year, be done with Safety). Some persons, however, yesterday mentioned that the sap was too much up, and that many of the trees would be...
T Munroe presents his best respects, and has the Honor of enclosing for the Presidents signature a Draft on the Treasury for a further sum of Ten thousand Dollars.— It has occurr’d to TM that it might, perhaps, be satisfactory to the President if applications to him from time to time for Drafts on the Treasury were accompanied by Accounts of the disbursement of the Amt. previously drawn—If...
T. Munroe presents his best respects to the President & has the honor of sending a Memdm. of the lengths and cost of the new road north & east of the Treasury—. T.M. thinking it had cost nearly a third more than it ought to have cost had some conversation with the Overseer on the subject—he said he had laboured under several disadvantages, and mentioned, the digging up the gravel from the old...
The length of the new Road in the Presidents Square is, 1130 feet, or 68½ perches nearly. The Cost of the above road per rolls returned by Overseer is $359.72. T Munroe respectfully informs the President that there is another framed house building near Mr Pichons which evades or an attempt is made to evade the proclamation by bringing down a hipp’d roof within twelve feet of the cill— The...
Having just heard that you will probably leave the City tomorrow morning, I have supposed it might not be improper to enclose a blank warrant for your signature in case you, Sir, should deem it necessary to place a further sum of money in my hands, or to lodge it in the Treasury, or elsewhere to be Drawn when the sum now in hand shall have been expended.—Some inconvenience might arise from the...
T Munroe presents his respects and begs leave to ask whether the President has any objection to the removal of the stile, at the west side of the fence, from its present situation to one a little to the south so as to avoid the danger of falling into the holes which the Brick makers dug before it was observed by T.M In wet weather the walking is so bad between the Prests Ho. and War Office...
Some Accounts against the public buildings having been presented which the money in T Munroes hands is insufficient to discharge he respectfully forwards a blank warrant, to be filled up with such sum as the President may think proper. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
T. Munroe begs leave respectfully to enquire of the President whether the enclosed Acct. is in conformity with the last verbal directions given to T.M. on the subject—He recollects having more than once recd. instructions relative to Mr Lenthalls compensation, but not having a perfect recollection of the last, hopes to be excused for giving the trouble of this enquiry before he pays the...
T Munroe respectfully begs to know whether it is the pleasure of the President to renew the proclamation concerning wooden buildings in the usual form; or whether, as he sometime since intimated he will vary the regulations, or leave them as originally established, which interdicts the erection of wooden houses of all sizes. The Surveyer has designated the Streets which are obstructed by the...
I very reluctantly trouble you with City Affairs, at this time particularly, when, no doubt, matters of much more consequence occupy a great deal of your attention, but as I do not consider it proper to give an answer to the latter part of the enclosed letter without endeavoring to obtain your Sentiments in relation to it I trust I shall be excused for asking the honor of a few minutes...