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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...