Office of the Commissioners of the Public Buildings
Washington Novem. 11. 1815
We are happy in being able to advise you that the Fire proof apartments at the west end of the Treasury Office are in a state fit for immediate occupation; the plastering being well seasoned and every part of the building completed. We may add that we have the best reason for believing that the War Office will be ready for occupation by the first of January next and the Treasury Office in all that month. With high respect & consideration, we are Sir, Your Obt. Servants
John P. Van Ness
Richard Bland Lee
DNA: RG 42-Records of the D.C. Commissioners and of the Office concerned with Public Buildings.