Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 7 July 1807

Capitol Hill, July 7h. 1807

Dear Sir,

I find considerable difficulty in getting a convenient & short road North of the President’s house, on the principle you proposed the evening before last.—I shall not therefore be able to lay a satisfactory project before You this day. I have in the mean time ordered the Mason’s to proceed Northward with the Wall already begun,—not Southward,—and tomorrow I hope to have something to submit to you.

I have begun my operations in the Northwing and shall not proceed rapidly. The external appearance of the roof will be as in the Southwing.—

With high respect I am Yrs. faithfully

B H Latrobe

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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