Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Clark’s Invoice for Services, with Jefferson’s Approval, 22 December 1780

John Clark’s Invoice for Services, with Jefferson’s Approval

The Commonwealth To John Clark Dr
1780 April
 To a large table for the Council Chamber 2–15–0 old
 To alterations in the State house 0- 2–6 prices
 To Altering the table in the Council Chamber 0- 4–0
May 6
 To Mending a press with books Pr. Mr. Beckley 0– 5–0
 To Mending a table for the Clerks Pr. Do. 0–10–0
 To 2 Days work at the Pallice Council Chamber &c 10–0
 To 100 Brads for Do. 1–0
£4– 7–6
 To Repairing a Cabinet for His Excellency’s Pallace 1- 2–6
At the preisent price of provisions £350.1
pork 300
Beef 144
Corn 80
3  524 174 11000 110
5 7
174  870 £550 7700

In Council Dec. 22. 1780.

The within services were performed at our requisition, except the two articles for Mr. Beckley of which we know nothing.

Th: Jefferson

Tabular MS (Vi); endorsed (in more than one hand): “Feb. 5th. 1781 John Clark £550. Contingent Exd.” TJ’s note, in his own hand, is on verso. There is a separate note accompanying this paper reading as follows: “I certify that Mr. Clarke at my request repaired a Desk containing Books & papers of the General Assembly that got injured in removing it from Williamsburg; he also repaired one and altered another table for the use of the Assembly at my instance. J Beckley. 4th: January 1781.”

1This and the calculations below were added in the auditor’s office.

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