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To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 8 June 1805

Ches: & Del. Canal office, Cecil County Maryland
June 8th. 1805.—

Dear Sir

The Board of Directors & Committee of Works of our Company broke up only last night. The Subscribers are in debt to the Company for arrears of Subscriptions 86.000$ & upwards,—a deficiency fatal to any active operations this season. I have therefore been directed to discharge all our hands (about 300) excepting 60, and in this distressing business I have been all day engaged,—& have not yet compleated it. I hope to set out for Washington on Monday, & have Made an arrangement which will permit my much more frequent attendance in the city.—

I am in haste, but with the most grateful respect Your obedt faithful Servt

B H Latrobe.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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