To the Commissioners for the District of Columbia
Philadelphia 1st Decr 1793
Your Letter of the 3d of last Month came to me by the Post of yesterday with the George Town mark of the 27th of November. What caused such delay in forwarding it, you better than I, can explain. For the reason mentioned therein it is to be regretted.1
I shall not lose a Post in transmitting the enclosed Order (to you) and wish it may be in time to produce the desired effect at the Treasury of Virginia.2
I am glad to hear your prospect with the Banks will enable you to look forward with well grounded hope of another vigorous operation next year, without depending upon the offers of Dutch Capitalists. I hope & expect, that all things will work well. With great, & very Sincere esteem & regard I am Gentlemen Your Most Obedt Hble Servt
LB, DNA: RG 42, Records for the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, Letters Sent, 1791–1802, vol. 1; LB, DNA: RG 42, Records for the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, Letters Sent, 1791–1802, vol. 2; ADfS, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.
1. In GW’s draft and his letter-book copy, the first part of this sentence is rearranged, and the clause “that it did not come to hand sooner” is added to the end of the sentence.
2. GW wrote to Virginia treasurer Jaquelin Ambler on this date: “Be pleased to pay Messrs Johnson Stuart & Carroll Commissioners of the Federal buildings on the Patomac or to their order, or the order of any two of them, the third instalment of the monies granted by the State of Virginia towards the said buildings” (ALS, Vi; LS draft, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW).