From Daniel Carroll
George Town Decr 9th 1793
Mr Hoban is desirous of forwarding to you a sample of Free Stone found on your Land (about Mount Vernon), on or near the River—Captn Butler has offerd to take charge of it1—Mr Hoban says, that it is harder than the Bath Stone from the sample, which was taken from the outSide, & probably will be found better on getting into the quarry.
I have the pleasure to inform you, that several persons from England, are allmost weekly reaching this place—Besides farmers, there are some in the Mechanical & Commercial line with property.
The proposd Bank Bill has passd our General Assembly2—Messrs Johnson & Stuart were to have been here at this time; In consequence of a letter from Mr Greenleaf, who intends to be with us about the 15th Instant the meeting has been postpond to that time3—Yr favor of the 1st Instant is come to hand.4 I have the honor to be with sentiments of the greatest Respect, Sr yr Most Obt & very Hble Servt
ALS, PHi: Gratz Collection; Sprague Transcript, DLC:GW.
1. Captain Butler may have been John B. Butler, master of the sloop George, which operated in 1793 as a packet between Philadelphia and the Virginia ports of Norfolk and Alexandria.
2. The bill to establish a bank in the District of Columbia passed the Maryland Senate on 23 Nov. and the Maryland House on 5 Dec. (Votes and Proceedings of the Senate of the State of Maryland. November Session, 1793. . . . [Annapolis, 1794], 10; Votes and Proceedings of the House of Delegates of the State of Maryland. November Session, 1793. . . . [Annapolis, 1794], 56–57). For its provisions, see “An ACT to establish a bank in the district of Columbia,” 28 Dec., Md. Laws 1793 description begins Laws of Maryland, Made and Passed at a Session of Assembly, Begun and held at the city of Annapolis on Monday the fourth of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three. Annapolis, . description ends , ch. 30.
3. The letter from James Greenleaf has not been identified.