Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 15 January 1792

To George Washington

Jan. 15. 1792.

Th: Jefferson has the honor to return to the President the letters of the Commissioners on their discharge of the workmen &c. in the Federal city. The copy of the Extracts from them for Majr. L’Enfant was not finished till last night, and therefore could not be sent to him till to-day. Consequently the conference with him is put off to tomorrow. Th: J. incloses a copy of his letter to Majr. Lenfant covering them.

The letter and papers on the subject of Duddington Carrol’s house are likewise returned. They are worthy the perusal of the President.

Mr. Peters has desired that his commission may be held back a few days to give time to the Senate to make up their minds about his successor.

PrC (DLC).

The letters on discharge of the workmen: Commissioners to Washington, 7 and 9 Jan. 1792 (DLC: Washington Papers), and Commissioners to Valentine Baraof, 8 Jan. 1792, and to Isaac Roberdeau, 9 Jan. 1792 (DNA: RG 42). The extracts for L’Enfant are not found, nor is TJ’s covering letter of 15 Jan. 1792 to L’Enfant (not recorded in SJL or SJPL, but sold as item 80, George C. Thomas Sale, at Freeman’s, 18 Nov. 1924). The letter on Carrol’s house: Commissioners to Washington, 8 Jan. 1792 (DNA: RG 42), enclosing memoranda on Carroll’s house, L’Enfant’s letter, and Notley Young to Commissioners, 7 Jan. 1792 (same).

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