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Reluctant as I feel to trouble you unnecessarily about City affairs, I do not think it proper to answer the inclosed letter, without first laying it before you, and asking (when your leasure conveniently admits of it) the honor of your sentiments concerning it.—I regret that the Commissioners did not in their Answer originally set up their just claim to a preference as to 250 other Lots, much...
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...
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 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...
I have endeavored to ascertain what it will cost to widen the Penna. Avenue as proposed, but altho’ Mr King and myself have walked over it with several persons in the habit of doing work of that kind we cannot get any of them to agree to make a specific proposal, or give any idea on which we can place much reliance, without first making an experiment; there being so great a variation in the...
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...
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...
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 $350, about one half the price...
On the reciept of the enclosed, I went down to the road to see what Mr King meant, when I found that a foot way round the wall similar to that at the north west fronts of the Presidents square; & some other work on the road, was in hand and nearly half done by order of Mr Latrobe—. Although what is doing and what I was informed is ordered to be done by M: L. will be a convenience, as well to...
T Munroe has had the honor of recieving the Presidents note of this morning and will conform strictly to the directions therein given—To save the president the trouble of examining the Acts of Congress when he takes the subject into consideration T. M. begs leave to refer to the Act of 1t. May 1802 Abolishing the Board of Comrs. Section 5 , page 126. as the president says in his note he does...
T Munroe presents his most respectful Compliments to the President, and thinks it necessary to apologize or assign as an excuse for troubling him about Mr Davidsons letter of yesterday to state that, altho’ he, T M, well recollects having recd. for perusal a writing containing the Result of the Presidents consideration of sundry cases relative to the plan of the City, which embraced Mr. D.s....
The enclosed papers were put into my hands by a Mr Hall, the person therein named, with a request that they might be laid before you.— Mr. H, says this step was suggested to him, as proper, by several members of Congress who have told him they will give their aid in any plan for the improvement of the public grounds which you may approve, & deem it necessary for Congress to take orders in; but...
Two Drafts amounting to between 5 & 6 thousand dollars for sheet iron, pig lead &c, bought by Mr Latrobe at Philadelphia & Baltimore were unexpectedly presented this forenoon, and after paying them I find my stock of Cash is reduced to about 1,700$ which makes it necessary to trouble you for another warrant by the return post. I have the honor to enclose a blank one for your signature & also a...
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...
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...
I have in hand between three & four thousand Dollars of the ten thousand recd. 3d. Instant; but as the Expenditures at the Capitol during the present & two next months will be much greater than heretofore    it may. perhaps prevent inconvenience if it should be the Presidents pleasure to leave with the Secretary of the Treasury, or some other person here a warrant for such sum as may be...
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....
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...
Out of the $30,000 Drawn on your warrants of 2d & 5th Instant, on acct of the Deficit in previous Appropriations, provided for by the Act of last session of Congress I have paid the following claims vizt Brought up— $ 14033. 11 Thomas Rayner 242.
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...
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...
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...
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       
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
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
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