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As the work you mention will cost as is supposed not more than 50. D. & is so necessary for the preservation of the wall, I think it may be so far considered as appurtenant to the wall & necessary to it’s duration, that it may be placed to that account. DLC : District of Columbia Papers.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Monroe, & on a view of the expences incurred & engaged for the Pensylvania avenue, that the funds will admit only to gravel it where it is wanting and as much only as is necessary to make it firm. the planting with oaks &c. & additional arch to the bridge must be abandoned. DLC : District of Columbia Papers.
The representations I have recieved satisfy me that mr Lenthall ought to be allowed 4. Dollars a day from the beginning. be so good therefore as to settle with him accordingly, or if a settlement has been made, to correct it in conformity herewith. Accept my salutations & assurances of esteem P.S. I have desired that nothing may be forwarded to me here from the Post–office after the 5th. ViU .
If you will be so good as to make particular & diligent enquiry as to the riotous workmen, and to designate those who were active and insolent on the late occasion, & therefore most proper to be excluded from the public yards, I shall be willing that the residue be recieved again. it will be necessary that you report the list to me that I may communicate it to the other public works. friendly...
I have this day made a tolerably exact estimate of the digging already done at the President’s house, & that which remains to be done, for the lead drains from each end of the house, and the main sewer. there is done 1000. cub. yards. digging at 18 C = 180.D carrying away @ C = D
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Munro and informs him that mr Latrobe’s salary from the date of his removal to this place is to be 2000. D. that is to say to be increased 300. D. which last sum of 300. D. being stated as necessary to his removal, mr Munroe is hereby authorised to advance to him at this time on account. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Th: Jefferson incloses to mr Monroe a resolution of the H. of Representatives & prays him, with as little delay as he can to make the statement required as to the articles within his department, to wit, the Capitol, President’s house, public offices, and other objects of public expence within the city of Washington under mr Monroe’s care, he will percieve that it goes back to the origin of the...
I return you the inclosed proclamation, & to avoid an innovation which might produce uneasiness, I believe it will be best to continue it in it’s usual form. With respect to inclosures, so long as the former proprietors keep up an inclosure, & the streets in it are not pressingly wanted for the public, we will permit them to remain, but whenever the owner has once taken away his inclosure, we...
While Th: Jefferson regrets the cause which obliges mr Munroe to be absent from this place, it is too imperative a one to admit of objection. as Th:J. will be absent himself shortly, he wishes, before mr Munroe’s departure to give orders for whatever monies may be wanting from the different funds for July, Aug. & Sep. dating them monthly. on this subject, a previous conversation might perhaps...
Th: Jefferson, with his compliments to mr. Munroe, incloses him a letter to John Davidson for his perusal & to be forwarded, retaining a copy with the original now inclosed, for the use of his office. DLC : District of Columbia Papers.