Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Law, 4 February 1806

4 February 1806

Mr Law presents his respectful Compts to Mr Jefferson with the 2nd & 3rd Volumes of Marmontels Memoirs—

Mr Law has been reading the Laws of Maryland & Virginia respecting the Potowmac and much fears that Maryland would not agree to a Canal above the falls which would injure the Potowmac Company, but as George Town is hostile to Alexandria & commands I believe, the Majority of votes; it would perhaps consent to the proposed Canal for George Town & the City though divided by prejudices & local interests, ought to have in reality but one object, & ought to cooperate unanimously to promote this Citys prosperity.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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