Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Walton, 1 April 1781

From Robert Walton

Prince Edward April 1st 1781


The Bearer waits on you With a Draught from Genl. Green Drawn in my favour for one Hundred & twenty Six thousand Weight of James River Tobo. for Horses Purchasd of me for the use of the Legion, which ware Horses Purchasd up by me for the Continental Delegates of the State of Georgia, Who I expect will be on there way in a few days to endeavour to Have themselves Re Elected in their own State when they will expect to receve their Horses of me.

Your Draught on the Treasury for emediate payment in Cash will answer every purpose of the Tobacco as I mean Laying out the Money in Such Horses as will answer the purpose of the Delegates emedeantly.

I am Yr. Excellencys Most Obedient Hbble Servant,

Robert Walton

RC (Vi); addressed; endorsed: “Robert Waltons Lre. 10 April 1781.” The day of the month as given in the endorsement is a misreading of Walton’s not very legible dateline; that the letter was written on 1 Apr. is evident from TJ’s reply of 2 Apr., q.v.

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