City Of Washington

City Of Washington
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; TRANSMITTING A REPRESENTATION OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, RELATIVE TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. Accompanied with sundry Documents, marked from A to H, inclusively. 30th January, 1801. Printed by William Duane. 1st. 1802. 62 pgs. with 2 pgs marked 16 instead of one being page 17. Complete as issued.

Document A is COPY OF A DEED OF TRUST, FOR LAND IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON.

Document B is COPY OF PRESIDENT'S ORDER TO COMMISSIONERS TO SELL AT PRIVATE SALE - September 29th, 1792.

Document C is COPY OF MORRIS AND GREENLEAF'S CONTRACT WITH THE COMMISSIONERS, DATED 24TH DECEMBER, 1793.

Document D is COPY OF MINUTE OF 24TH APRIL, 1794.

Document E is RESOLUTION OF THE LEGISLATURE OF MARYLAND FOR THE LOAN OF $100,000 TO THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, PASSED THE 14TH AND 17TH DECEMBER, 1796 BY THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, DECEMBER 14, 1796.

Document F which is incorrectly designated as E is RESOLUTION OF THE MARYLAND LEGISLATURE, PASSED DECEMBER 1797, FOR LOAN OF $100,000 TO THE CITY OF WASHINGTON. BY THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, DECEMBER 22, 1797.

Document G.1 SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY ON HAND BELONGING TO THE FEDERAL SEAT.

Document. G-2 is a large pullout document titled A LIST OF BALANCES WHICH APPEAR TO BE DUE TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON ON 1ST JANUARY, 1801, EXCLUSIVE OF INTEREST.

Document. G-3. A LIST OF NOTES PASSED FOR THE PURCHASE MONEY OF LOTS SOLD AT PUBLIC SALE, FOR DEFAULT IN PAYMENT BY MORRIS AND NICHOLSON, THE ORIGINAL PURCHASERS THEREOF, THE AMOUNT OF THE PRINCIPAL OF WHICH SAID NOTES IS INCLUDED IN THE BALANCE OF 195,241. 42 DOLLS. STATED TO BE DUE FROM SAID MORRIS AND NICHOLSON, IN THE DOCUMENT HEREWITH EXHIBITED, MARKED G. 2. THE AMOUNT OF SAID NOTES, WHEN PAID, TO BE CREDITED IN ACCOUNT TO SAID MORRIS AND NICHOLSON.

Document G-4. A LIST OF DEBTS DUE FROM THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON ON THE 1ST JANUARY, 1801, AS CORRECTLY AS CAN BE ASCERTAINED. (As an aside this list shows that Lewis Clephan was due $1500.00 for the painting of the Capital and President's house, account unsettled.)

Document G-5. A LIST OF BALANCES BECOMING DUE TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON IN THE YEAR 1801 FOR LOTS PURCHASED.

Document H. ACTS PASSED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF MARYLAND CONCERNING THE TERRITORY OF COLUMBIA AND THE CITY OF WASHINGTON.

Within the section titled REPRESENTATION OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES is written "By the act of congress above mentioned, the commissioners appointed in the manner thereby prescribed, or any two of them....as the President should deem proper, for the use of the United States; and according to such plans as the President should approve, prior to the first Monday in December, 1800 provided suitable buildings for the accommodation of Congress, and of the President and of the public offices of the government of the United States."

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