To the Commissioners for the District of Columbia
George Town 2d April 1793
I approve of the Plan of Doctr Thornton for a Capitol to be erected in the City of Washington.1
LB, DNA: RG 42, Records of the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, Proceedings.
1. GW received William Thornton’s partial plan of the Capitol in January, and the architect submitted his final design on 1 Mar. (GW to D.C. Commissioners, 31 Jan. [second letter], 3 Mar. [first letter], to David Stuart, 1 Feb. 1793; JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 76). The commissioners informed Thornton of GW’s approval on 5 April (DNA: RG 42, Records of the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, Letters Sent).