From George Washington
[7? Feb. 1792]
The enclosed came to my hand yesterday evening—I have heard nothing more of Mr. Johnson.—I wish the business to which these letters relate, was brought to an issue—an agreeable one is not, I perceive to be expected.
RC (DLC); addressed: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Feb. 1792 and recorded in SJPL, where the letter is described as pertaining to “Federal city.”
The enclosed letter was probably L’Enfant to Washington, 6 Feb. 1792, in which L’Enfant defended Roberdeau for following his orders, and demanded that he be given the “power of effecting the work with advantage to the publick, and credit to myself” (L’Enfant to Washington, 6 Feb. 1792, DLC: Digges-L’Enfant-Morgan Papers, partially printed in Kite, L’Enfant and Washington, p. 133).