George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 15 January 1792

From Thomas Jefferson

Jan. 15. 1792.

Th: Jefferson has the honor to return to the President the letters of the Commissioners on their discharge of the workmen ⟨&ca⟩ in the Federal city. the copy of the Extracts from them for Majr L’Enfant was not finished till last night, & therefore could not be sent to him till to-day, consequently the conference with him is put off to tomorrow. Th: J. incloses a copy of his letter to Majr Lenfant covering them.1

The letter & papers on the subject of Duddington Carrol’s house are likewise returned. they are worthy the perusal of the President.2

Mr Peters has desired that his commission may be held back a few days to give time to the Senate to make up their minds about his successor.3

AL (letterpress copy), DLC: Thomas Jefferson Papers.

For the background to this letter, see Pierre L’Enfant to GW, 21 Nov. 1791, editorial note.

1For the enclosures, see GW to Jefferson, 13 Jan. 1792, n.1.

3Richard Peters, whose appointment as district judge for Pennsylvania was confirmed by the Senate on 13 Jan. 1792, was serving as speaker of the Pennsylvania senate (see GW to the U.S. Senate, 12 Jan. 1792, n.1).

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