Thomas Jefferson Papers

Report from John Lenthall, 2 July 1803

Report from John Lenthall

Rough Stone Work at the South Wing of

Capitol from June 27th to July 2d 1803

Backing up the Walls to the Ashler on the three fronts

Amt. to about—105 Perches

— Cut Stone —

On the East Front 2 Courses 2 feet high

South do. 1½ Couse at 12 inches each high

West do 1 Course at 12 Inchs high

for B H Latrobe
Jno. Lenthall

MS (DLC); in Lenthall’s hand and signed by him; endorsed by TJ: “Capitol July 2. 03.”

An ashlar (ashler) is a square hewn stone, ideal for building purposes (OED description begins J. A. Simpson and E. S. C. Weiner, eds., The Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford, 1989, 20 vols. description ends ).

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