From Thomas Turpin
Decr. 30th. 1780
As you mention’d in Your Letter, that the rent of the Tenament on which you live never exceeded £20 is owing to a wrong information for I do assure you the lest that it ever rented for Since I held it, was £30 to 35£: Annm. and lest such a report may have Some weight with the Jury to my Prejudice tho’t Proper to mention it to Your Excellency. I’ve always tho’t that £30 was a very low rent. I am Dr. Sir with much respect Yor. Most hble. Servt.,
RC (Vi); addressed: “His Excellence the Governor”; endorsed by TJ: “Turpin Thos senr.”
See Turpin’s letter, 22 Dec. 1780, and extract of TJ’s reply printed with it.