Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Turpin, 30 December 1780

From Thomas Turpin

Decr. 30th. 1780

Dear Sir

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£: per 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.,

Thos. Turpin

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.

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