3 October 1796
Whereas in and by certain Deeds executed by Notley Young and others proprietors of land within the City of Washington whereby the whole land of the said Notley Young & others in the said City is vested in you subject to the trusts in the said Deeds mentioned, it is among other things provided that you shall on the request of the President of the United States for the time being convey all or any part of the said Land which shall not then be conveyed in execution of the trusts aforesaid to such person or persons as he shall appoint in fee simple. I do therefore in order to prevent any difficulties which may occur in the execution of the said trusts request you to convey all Lands now vested in you by the said Deeds from the said Notley Young and others within the said City to Gustavus Scott, William Thornton, and Alexander White Commissioners appointed under the Act of Congress entitled "An Act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States in fee-simple subject to the trusts yet remaining to be executed." Given under my hand this third day of October in the Year One thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-six.
Recorded the 1st day of December 1796.
True Copy Test
Wm Blount. Clk
DLC: RG 42—Records for the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, Miscellany Letters of the Presidents.