Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to the Commissioners of the Tax for Albemarle County, 26 March 1781

To the Commissioners of the Tax for Albemarle County

In Council, March 26, 1781.


The law requiring that the tobacco notes received by you in payment of the two per cent. tax, under the act of October 1780, for recruiting our quota of continental troops, should be transmitted to the Executive, you will be pleased to transmit them accordingly, so soon as they shall be received, the tobacco being much, and immediately wanted, to provide clothing for the soldiers. Any deficiency of bounty money due to the new recruits, may be paid at the treasury on demand. I am with much respect, Gentlemen, Your most obedient servant.

Th: Jefferson

Printed broadside (ViHi); addressed: “Commissioners of the Tax Albemarle.”

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