Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to the Auditors, 1 May 1781

To the Auditors

May. 1. 1781.

Wm. Brackenridge came express from Botetourt on necessary public business and was detained in Richmond three days.

Th: Jefferson

380 miles @ 2℔ Tobo is 780 Tobo. @ £75 £585
Ferriages    1: 4
Expences 3 days in Richmond  181:16

RC (Contingent Fund Vouchers, Vi); endorsed: “16 June 1781. Wm. Brackenridge £768 Contingent.” TJ’s orders to the auditors are written on the verso of a memorandum of George Skillern, county lieutenant, stating that Brackenridge “thinks he ought to be paid for thirteen Days as he found a horse and boar his own Expences” and that “the wether was bad and waters high.”

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