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Will circumstances render a postponement of the Sale of Lots in the Federal City advisable? If not not adviseable? [2.] Where ought they to be made left to be considered ultimately on the spot, the general opinion being only that the leading interests be accomodated. [3.] Will it in that case, or even without it, be necessary or prudent to attempt to borrow money to carry on the difft works in...
Will circumstances render a postponement of the Sale of Lots in the Federal City advisable? If not Where ought they to be made Will it in that case, or even without it, be necessary or prudent to attempt to borrow money to carry on the difft works in the City? Whether ought the building of a bridge over the Eastern branch to be attempted—the Canal set about—and Mr Peter’s proposion with...
Annapolis, 27 Aug. 1791 . Acknowledging TJ’s of 22d, he is extremely sorry to say he is not at liberty to make any advance for the public buildings until 1 Jan. next, when he expects “the Funds will be productive.” He has so informed the commissioners. RC ( DLC : District of Columbia Papers); 2 p.; endorsed by TJ as received 30 Aug. 1791 and so recorded in SJL .
I did myself the pleasure of acknowledging your favor by Mr. Brown in June. His leaving the District to return to Philadelphia presents so favorable an opportunity of writing again, that I cannot omit it and am encouraged by your invitation to a correspondence. Your ideas of the impropriety of attacking the Indians by Regular armaments I think will be justly verified by comparing the bad...
I shoud take pleasure in communicating any information in my power Respecting the Commerce of a favourable prospect to America, but find I can add nothing to what you have already obtained. Nor can I say much of the Danish Trade, having had but little intercourse with Danmark in my commercial pursutes. Their Trade in that Kingdom depend principally on India, their own West India Islands and on...
Philadelphia, 27 Aug. 1791 . Requests his commission and a certificate from Richard Peters, which he submitted to Congress in 1785 with a petition and other papers, so that he can present them to the Paymaster General’s office. He will return them to TJ’s office after the Paymaster General is finished with them. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); 1 p.; addressed: “The Honble. Thomas Jefferson Secretary...