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We do ourselves the honor to present to you a state of the business under our care, and of the public property belonging to the federal seat, with an estimate of its value, founded, not on mere supposition, but on the average of former sales. This report would have been made at an earlier day, had it not been delayed by the unfortunate death of Mr. Scott. We have the honor to be, with...
I have sent the Section of Square No. 21, with an Alteration made by the red Line, which is allowing as much as the Surveyor, on attentively considering the Ground, thinks can be made with propriety. I have directed the general plan of the Levels to be made correspondent. I request you will be pleased to accept a Dozen Bottles of what may be truly called The heart of Oak. It is old Spirit that...
Letter not found: William Thornton to GW, 8 Oct. 1797. On 10 Oct. GW wrote Thornton : “Your favours of the 6th & 8th instant have both been received.”
Letter not found: from William Thornton, 16 Oct. 1798. On 18 Oct. GW wrote Thornton : “I regret, not having received your letter of the 16th until last night.”
Some Days before the Board had the honor of your last Communication I had applied to Mr Blagdin to make out all the various Estimates expressed in your Favour to me of the 18th Instt, and I meant to obtain a Specimen of the different mouldings; thinking your People could work better by them, than by Drawings. What I requested was only in proviso; for I thought it might finally be a matter of...
I had yesterday the honor of your very kind Letter, inclosing a check on the Bank of Columbia, for five hundred Dollars, to be appropriated to the erection of the Houses you contemplate, which shall be duly applied. The Deeds will require re-copying on stampt paper, which I will take care to execute. I return my sincere thanks for your goodness in offering me the Advantage to be derived from...
Letter not found: to William Thornton, 2 Nov. 1798. ALS , sold by B. Altman & Co., December 1969. Altman’s advertisement indicates that the letter was signed “with very great esteem and regard.”
I had this Moment the honor of your Letter of yesterday’s Date, inclosing a Check for five hundred Dollars, on the Bank of Alexandria; wch shall be duly appropriated to the prosecution of your two Houses in the City of Washington. I will make the necessary Enquiries of Mr Blagdin relative to any Alteration you may be pleased to direct. It is a Desideratum in Architecture to hide as much as...
Letter not found: from William Thornton, 25 Dec. 1798. On 30 Dec. GW wrote Thornton : “Your favor of the 25th instant . . . has been duly received.”
Letter not found: from William Thornton, 28 Jan. 1799. On 30 Jan. GW acknowledged the receipt of Thornton’s “favor of the 28th instant.”