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To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Alexander, 26 October 1805

26 Oct. 1805

Honored Sir

We whoos names are here unto subscribed having been appointed a Committee for the purpose of devising means to remove the great grievance which the citizens of the Eastern District of the City labor under for the want of a market in that District, do humbly request that you will grant us permission to visit a market-house of the square west of Square 881, which is designated on the original plan of the City a Market Square

We are with veneration and respect Sir, you obedient Humble Servants

Robt. Alexander

Adam Lindsay

William Prout

[Note in TJ’s hand:]

Oct. 27. 05

Mr. Munro will be pleased to report to me on the reasonableness of this application.

Th: Jefferson

DLC: District of Columbia Papers.

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