Thomas Jefferson Papers

Report from John Lenthall, 21 May 1803

Report from John Lenthall

Rough Stone & Brick work done to the south wing of

The Capitol from May 16 to 21st

Stone work on the West front, and the return Racks, North end of do, and in the Arches up to the Cellar window sills, on the south front,

about 2314 Cubic feet or 93 perches

Brick Work

7 Beds or soffeits of Reversed Arches, on the South front, prepared with strong Gravel cement, and the Arches turned to support the piers, and 7 smaller do within the larger ones to support the Jambs of the openings containing, together, about 14,000 Bricks

for B H Latrobe

Jno Lenthall

MS (DLC); partially dated; in Lenthall’s hand and signed by him; addressed: “P. U.S.A.”; endorsed by TJ: “Capitol May 21. 1803.”

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