Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the Commissioners of the Federal District, 12 February 1793

From the Commissioners of the Federal District

George Town Feby 12th. 1793


From the short notice we had of Mr. Ellicotts intentions to go to Philadelphia, we omitted sending the Account of the Expences, incurred in running the out lines of the Territory. We now send it, that if it is thought proper, we may be reimbursed.

The original from whence the present Account is taken, was signed by Mr. Ellicott, who, if it be necessary will no doubt sign this.

The specimens of marble, alluded to, in a former letter were sent by Mr. Ellicott. We are Sir, with great respect Your Obt. Svts.

Dd: Stuart

Danl. Carroll

RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand except for signatures; endorsed by TJ as received 18 Feb. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. FC (DNA: RG 42, DCLB). Enclosure: “Expences Incured on Surveying the Experimental and Permanent Lines of the District of Columbia,” 12 Feb. 1793, listing expenses from 1 Mch. 1791 to 8 Jan. 1793 amounting to $2,986.25 (MS in DLC; in a clerical hand, attested and signed by Stuart and Carroll; endorsed by George Taylor, Jr., as enclosed in the Commissioners to TJ of 12 Feb. 1793).

TJ submitted this letter and its enclosure to the President on 19 Feb. 1793, and Washington returned them the next day (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 59, 60).

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