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City of Washington Dr. to The State of Maryland to 1t. Apl to 1. July 1802. 1802 Interest on $200,000 Loaned, from 1t. Jany. 1801. $15,000. $18,000 Ditto on $50,0000 from 1t. Octr. 1801. $ 1,500.  2,250 $16,500  $20,250 principal becoming due 1t. november 1802 $50,000  Interest on Do. as above to 1 July 1802
In answer to your Letter of the 16th Instant I have the honor to inform you that, altho’ I have attended the Office constantly, and used my utmost endeavors, since my appointment as Superintendant, to raise money by sales of the public Lots to discharge the claims against the City, I have not been able to sell but one Lot, for which I could not get more than $350, about one half the price...
Mr King the late Surveyor of the City, and his Son Robert having this morning informed me that they shall on Sunday next sail for England in a vessel lying at Alexandria—and that several persons have applied to them within the last day or two to lay off lots & give levels, and other necessary information relative to buildings, which it will not be in their power to do before their...
I have the honor of enclosing a Letter which I yesterday received from Mr Nicholas King.— The Commissioners have always heretofore appointed the Surveyors by Letter, or by entry in the minutes of their proceedings, but in case Mr Kings proposition respecting Salary shall be acceded to, a short Letter of appointment from the President would, I have reason to believe, be more agreeable to him...
The Sale of Lots which commenced on Monday the 30th. ulto. was continued from day to day during that week, and was adjourned on Saturday the 4th. Instant ’till monday the 13th Instant, and has since been continued daily.—About 100 Lots were sold the first week, & four only have been sold this week—the whole Amount of sales is about $9,500.—After the third or fourth day of sale competition...
The proper Officer has rendered, in behalf of the State of Maryland, the enclosed Account of a quarters Interest due the 1st. Octo. last on the two Loans of $100,000 each by the said State for the use of the City of Washington—I have no monies in my hands wherewith I can pay the same, nor do I believe a sum sufficient for the purpose can at present be raised by a sale of the Lots in the City...
I have perused and considered the inclosed representation of James M. Lingan, the original proprietor of the Ground within an open space in front of Square No. 78 in the City of Washington bounded by Pennsylvania Avenue, 20th. Street west and I. Street north, as also the enclosed three Letters from a Committee of the Citizens and House holders in that part of the City which lies west of the...
Pursuant to the sixth section of the Act of Congress , of last Session, intituled “An Act to abolish the Board of Commissioners in the City of Washington, and for other purposes,” and under your direction of the 16th June last, I proceeded with all possible diligence to prepare a Statement of all the Lots of the description in the said Section mentioned; and on the 19th. of that Month...
I yesterday received the enclosed Letter from the Treasurer of the Western Shore of the State of Maryland together with the Account of a quarters Interest due 1t. Instant to the said State on the Loans of $200,000 in the Treasurers Letter mentioned— The funds of the City do not at present enable me to make the payment as required, nor do I beleive a sufficient sum for the purpose could be...
I recd., on the 10th Instant, the Letter which you did me the honor to write from Colo Wrens on the 7th—We are proceeding with diligence in our operations on Pennsylvania Avenue according to your directions. It seems to be a very general opinion here that without the trees are boxed, or otherwise protected from the horses and cattle a great many, if not all of them will be bark’d and...
From the Presidents message to Congress of the 24th January last, concerning the affairs of this City, and also from Conversations which I had with some of the Members of the Committee to whom that Message was referred, I had no doubt that the Act of Congress, passed in consequence thereof, entitled “ An Act concerning the City of Washington ” was intended to be retrospective to the 1st. June...
The St. of Maryld has since 19 Decr 91, sold to a considerable amot., lands within the City of Washington wch. she had become possess’d of under her acts of confiscation. Amongst other sales was one of about 56 A. @ £50 ⅌ A. to James Williams & U. Forrest who passed their bond for the amount, the Agt. of the State at the time of the Sale entering into the enclosed agreemt. mark’d A.— It...
Expenditures on the Capitol 1803 April For Lime 596. 17 " Sand 100. 80 " Laborers & carters 75. 30 " Surveyor’s Salary on accot. 141. 66       
I have the honor of enclosing for your Signature a warrant for $10,000; the balance in my hands, towit about $1000 of the $20,000 heretofore drawn being insufficient to meet the Expenses of the present month which will be demanded in a few days.— I also enclose Sketches of the Expenditures since the Account last rendered , which was up to the first of July.— The Expenses on the Streets will I...
Expenditures on the Streets in July 1803 Overseers & Labourers wages in June $763.71  Lumber for trunks &c 53.58 Ironmongery, Blacksmiths work & other small articles 40.94 $858.23 Expenditures on Streets in August 1803 For Overseers & Labourers wages $672.41 Lumber for bridges & trunks 54.77 Carpenters work on Do. 109.92 Bricklayers Do. on Do. and } 64.77 Bricks & Lime for an Arch
The Post of last night brought a Letter from you to Mr. Latrobe, which I will forward to him immediately I can ascertain where it will probably find him—. He came to the City on the evening of the 9th. Instant, and, I am informed, went off in the Stage yesterday morning—I saw him once only, and then had but a few minutes conversation with him—I do not know when he is to be here again, or what...
Expenditures from 1 to 16 Sep 1803 on Capitol  for Lumber 117.10  B H Latrobes Salary 283.33  workmen &. Labrs. 760.35  Stone (foundation) 200.  Cordage 14.02  sundry small articles 10.37 1385.17 on Streets  for Labourers & Carters wages 938.41  Lumber for Bridges 61.79
T Munroe with his most respectful Compliments sends to the President a Letter from the Treasurer of Maryland concerning which he respectfully solicits the Presidents directions The Amt. of Interest due 1t. Instant will be forwarded by the next mail (friday) at which time T.M. will answer the Treasurers Letter if it should be convenient for the President to honor him with his sentiments in the...
T Munroe has had the honor of recieving the Presidents note of this morning and will conform strictly to the directions therein given—To save the president the trouble of examining the Acts of Congress when he takes the subject into consideration T. M. begs leave to refer to the Act of 1t. May 1802 Abolishing the Board of Comrs. Section 5 , page 126. as the president says in his note he does...
T. Munroe presents his most respectful Compliments to the President.—Drafts of the Surveyor of the public buildings for freestone & workmanship, & for foundation stone to the Amt. of between two & three thousand Dollars having been presented today & TM not having so much money in his hands has the Honor of inclosing a requisition for the Presidents signature if approved. RC ( DLC ); partially...
The enclosed representation having been this day delivered to me to be laid before you, it may not be improper for the following observations to accompany it. A man by the name of Jenkins , tenant of Samuel Davidson an Original proprietor claims the right of retaining possession of the part of the City mentioned in the representation, under that part of the Deed of Trust, of which the enclosed...
T Munroe being informed that the President is engaged with the Secretaries would not ask his signature to the enclosed requisition were he not much urged by Colo. Cooke & Colo. Brents son who are waiting at the Office on their way to Virga. to get $2000 on their Contract for freestone provided the President sanctions the advance —there are $9,944 of the $50,000 in hand—Mr. Latrobe thinks, and...
I have the honor of enclosing for your signature a requisition for the payment of the Interest due 1t. Instant to the State of Maryland on the Loan of $200,000 to the City.— I very reluctantly trouble you with any thing concerning City matters during your absence but Mr Barry is so importunate for the removal of the old buildings which were lately occupied by Mrs Fenwick the mother of Mr Danl...
Conceiving it to be my duty to endeavor to obtain your opinion and sanction in all matters appertaining to the Appointment which I have the honor of holding under you, the duties where of (altho’ comparatively trivial & unimportant, are to be executed under your immediate direction, I feel a diffidence and reluctance in doing any thing which from its nature may possibly be disapproved by you,...
Memdm. of Appropriation of 3d March 1803 for repairs or Alterations in the Capitol & other public buildings, and for keeping in repair the High way between the Same Unexpended balance on the 1t. Jany 1804 ?r Acct. returned to the Treasury $. 3,285.11 Recd. by the Superintendant ?r warrant 22d. February 1804 being the balance of said Appropriation 10,000.    Ds 13,285.11 Paid sundries from 1....
My Son (Thomas) now in the 24 th year of his age, who was educated at Yale College, and has since studied law, having always evinced, and still continuing to have so decided a preference of the military profession to all others, that his mother and myself have yielded to his wishes, and he will shortly proceed to S t Petersburg to offer his services to the Emperor of Russia; with the explicit...
I thank you very sincerely, Sir, for the kind expressions contained in your Letter of 1 t instant, rec d today.—The favorable terms you were pleased to use towards me, in a Letter you did me the honor to address to me in 1815, approving the humble Official Agency, I had exercised under you, and by your apporintment, together with the urbane and polite treatment I had always received from you,...
Matthias Ryan } The Overseers say the 17 persons here mentioned are all those employed at the Presidents House, who behaved improperly on the 2d. July (yesterday) by riotously parading about the streets; the three first named were the leaders it is said, and the seven following were next in fault—the rest joined in the mob & walked about the City—but Matthias Ryan was the principal exciter,...
I recollect that you desired me some time ago to give you some information concerning part of the Ground on which your Coachmans house stands & as well as I remember I gave you a sketch of it, but have not since been informed of your wishes on the subject— The Coachman having today applied to me to buy the ground, and not knowing whether it was with your knowledge & consent I have supposed it...
Mr. Soderstom assignee of Mr L’Enfant wishing to take Lots for his claim, or considerable part there of, has written, to T Munroe on the subject desiring a Statement of the Amt. T Munroe respectfully begs the President to have the goodness to look at the enclosed papers, and to say whether it is perfectly clear that Interest ought to be allowed—The late board of Coms. it is true say they will...