Washington Oct. 14. 06.
Mr. Munroe has just communicated to me a statement by which it appears that there remained but 17,000. D. in the treasury of the monies appropriated for the South wing of the Capitol, of which sum I have now given him a warrant for 10,000. D. so that no more than 7000. D. remain subject to future draughts. I mention this, as it renders it necessary that not another Dollar may be expended or contracted for but for such articles as are of the most indispensable necessity. Accept my salutations & respects.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.