Washington 2nd January 1797
We have your favor of the 26th Ulto, covering the opinion of the Attorney General—It is by no means, our wish that any alterations should be made in the published plan of the City—It may, with great truth, be asserted, that every change occasions infinite trouble to the Commissioners, and creates confusion with the proprietors—We are yet without a full board, and are therefore prevented from obtaining any effect from the Maryland Loan—Should Mr White not come to Town to day, we shall send an express, requesting his immediate attendance, as our hands are suffering very much for want of their wages.
We see the subject of a university is before Congress & hope that a full discussion will gain it friends. We are, Sir, &c.
DNA: RG 42--Records of the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, Letters Sent.