Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the Commissioners of the Federal District, 25 June 1793

From the Commissioners of the Federal District

George Town 25th. June 1793


Majr. Ellicott has returned to us, at this meeting a new map of the Territory of Columbia which as well as the old one we have committed to Mr. Lears care for you. We are Sir Your Most Obdt. Servts.

Th Johnson
Dd Stuart
Danl. Carroll

FC (DNA: RG 42, DCLB); at head of text: “Commrs. to Mr. Jefferson.”

Andrew Ellicott’s new map of the Federal District, apparently the basis for a 1794 copperplate engraving, is evidently the topographical manuscript reproduced and discussed in Ralph E. Ehrenberg, “Mapping the Nation’s Capital: The Surveyor’s Office, 1791–1818,” Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, xxxvi (1979), 280, 282–4. For the old one, not found, see TJ to the Commissioners, 15 Jan. 1793, and note; and TJ to George Washington, 18 Feb. 1793, and note.

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