Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the District of Columbia Commissioners, 11 February 1802

From the District of Columbia Commissioners

Commissioners Office 11th February 1802


In compliance with your wishes as intimated to us, we transmit to you copies of the Acts of the late Presidents Washington and Adams directing the conveyance of the streets, and public appropriations in the City of Washington to the Commissioners agreeably to the Act of Congress entitled An act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States.

We are with sentiments of the highest respect, Sir, Yr mo Ob Servts

Alexr White

Tristram Dalton

RC (DLC); in Thomas Munroe’s hand, signed by White and Dalton; at foot of text: “President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 11 Feb. FC (DNA: RG 42, DCLB).

For references to acts to reserve land in the federal district for public use, see Vol. 33:204–5; Vol. 34:334–6, 647–8.

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