James Madison Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Virginia Delegates in Congress, 14 November 1780

Thomas Jefferson
to Virginia Delegates in Congress

RC (College of William and Mary Library). This covering note is in a clerk’s hand. Although the signature has been cut off, the item is docketed “Gov. Jefferson’s Letter to Delegs. in Congress.”

Richmond, Nov. 14, 1780


I do myself the pleasure of inclosing to you a draught1 of mr. Ben: Harrison jur. and co: on messieurs Turnbull and co: merchants of Philadelphia2 for 66,666 2/3 dollars for which we have had transferred to mr. Harrison the Auditors warrant of aug. 9. 1780. for £20,000 Virginia money with which you stand charged in their books.3

I have the honor to be with the greatest esteem and [r]espect Gentlemen, Your most obedient & mo. hble. servant.

1Not found.

2William Turnbull (1751–ca. 1806), a merchant of Philadelphia, was also commissioner of claims in the treasury office.

3See David Jameson to JM, 13 August 1780, n. 2. For the method of equating dollars with pounds, see above, Expense Account as Delegate in Congress, [25 September 1780], nn. 4, 8.

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