General JOS. G. TOTTEN.
SIR: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 13th instant and to say that I shall be pleased if you will cause the necessary surveys, projects, and estimates for determining the best means of affording the cities of Washington and Georgetown an unfailing and abundant supply of good and wholesome water to be made as soon as possible.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Millard Fillmore, Executive Order Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/201642