William Jackson to ——
December 9th 1789.
The President of the United States having occasion for Mitchell’s map,1 which hangs in one of the offices of Congress, and is supposed to be in your care, requests that you will be so good as to send it by the Servant, who delivers this note. I am Sir, Your obedient Servant
ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.
This letter is unaddressed, but may have been directed to Roger Alden, former assistant secretary to the Confederation Congress who had been appointed by GW to a clerkship in the State Department. All of the earlier papers of Congress had been placed in his care. See GW to Thomas Jefferson, 13 Oct. 1789, Charles Thomson to GW, 23 July 1789.