Saturday evening 7 Nov. 1807
I do not leave Washington till Tuesday next, before which period I hope to have the pleasure to wait upon you. The House of Representatives, exhibited only one leak in the Dome, but a very bad one in the flat under the dome at X [GRAPHIC IN MANUSCRIPT] at the NE Corner. The rain poured in a stream into the lobby. I think it can be easily cured, & probably arose from a drift of Snow.
The condensed Vapor again dropped onto the deck in the place which I formerly mentioned, & likewise drained from some other lights down the cieling: but from the small effect which the cold of yesterday produced I hope that my apprehensions will prove to have been greater than necessary.—I am now going to the Navy Yard, for Mr King.
With highest respect I am Yours faithfully
B Henry Latrobe
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.