Novr. 11th. 1806
We have put in the frames of the Pannel lights on the whole of the West side of the dome and are now engaged in putting in those on the East. I find it impossible to save the Center light on the South side, and indeed it would have been better to have sacrificed the two next east & West of them,—for the roof in that part is so flat, that I fear we must cover it with Lead. I will endeavor so to contrive the appearance of the light lost, as to render it no unpleasant eyesore internally.
I am with True respect Yrs.
B Henry Latrobe
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.