Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Taylor, 20 August 1773

From James Taylor

Orange Augt. 20th. 1773


There is no Such Will as Joseph Smiths Recorded in the County of Orange.

I am Sr. Yr. Hble Servt.,

James Taylor

RC (MHi). Addressed: “To Thomas Jefferson Esqr. In Albemarle.”

James Taylor was clerk of Orange co., 1772–1798 (Frederick Johnston, Memorials of Old Virginia Clerks, Lynchburg, 1888, p. 271).

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