Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Brooke, 14 June 1780

From George Brooke

Richmond June 14. 1780.


Upon examining the money transmitted by Mr. Sinclair the undermentioned bundles were missing, which Mr. Smith Tandy who received the money says was taken out of his bags on his way down. Inclosed is the list sent by Mr. Sinclair.

I am with due respect Sir Your most obt. servt,

Geo Brooke

Bundles missing vizt. } Certificates issued July 12. 1783
Mar. 181 Robert Dunlap £ 550 £182
Apr. 4 William Matear   560   9  6 8
Mar. 30 Andrew Ramsey   300   6
Do. Hugh Mcclure   225   4  8
Apr. 11 William Finley   800 14  13  6 10/2
18 Thomas Scott   400  2   6 13 4
18 Walter Davis   417  9   6 19 2
May 5 Andrew Hamilton  1123  8  18 14 5/2
£4376 13

RC (Vi). Addressed: “To His Excellency Thomas Jefferson esqr.” Endorsed by TJ: “Colo. Matthews.” Enclosure missing, possibly a duplicate of the list of sums of money received enclosed in Alexander Sinclair’s letter to TJ, 21 May 1780, q.v. On verso: Advice of Council concerning Money Collected by Sampson Matthews, following.

George Brooke was at this time state treasurer (JHD description begins Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia (cited by session and date of publication) description ends , May 1780, 1827 edn., p. 64).

1The dates in this column are in a later hand, possibly added when the matter was under consideration and certificates were issued in 1783.

2The amounts in the last three columns are in a different hand and probably represent accrued interest.

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