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Richmond, 3 Jan. 1781. Has been directed by the governor to order the tailor and shoemaker at Warwick to go to Chesterfield Courthouse immediately; but fears that without an officer to attend them they will desert; suggests that they be sent for, with a wagon or two to remove the leather and cloth on hand. RC ( Vi ); 2 p.; addressed: “Colo. William Davies Chesterfield Court House”; endorsed;...
You will have the goodness to excuse the liberty I have taken in addressing you this letter, when I tell you, that, knowing you to be the frie n d of W C Nicholas Esq r to whom I am indebted through your goodness for the place which I now hold in this Department and whose absence from Richmond at this time prevents me from addressing him on a subject of material importance to me, The recent...
Williamsburg, 20 May 1780. Submitting his resignation as “Commissioner of Loans for the States” (i.e., commissioner of the Continental loan office for Virginia), and recommending his assistant, John Hopkins, for that post. RC ( Vi ); 2 p. Addressed: “His Excellency the Governour of Virginia ⅌ Mr. Hopkins”; endorsed in a clerk’s hand. Transmitted to Harrison in a letter of 3 June 1780, q.v. The...
I feel great reluctance at asking of you what from its nature I fear cannot be very agreeable. I am confident I ought not to impoze so much trouble upon you. I trust however you will pardon me if it shou’d not be agreeable to you to interest yourself for a family, with which I am nearly connected. my Eldest sister you know married M r Norton & had the fairest prospects in point of fortune. The...
Present State of the Shoemaking business under Mr. Mathew Anderson. No materials on hand to carry on the business; nor to be procured without the ready money. 13 Soldiers employed and Standing idle. 3 hands employed for the day Mr. Andersons Wages going on; together with house rent &c., the Shoes made, from the high Price of leather &c. and the hands being obliged to be idle from the Want of...
Richmond, 3 Aug. 1780 . Having already been serviceable to Virginia in obtaining supplies for the army and navy, Smith is requested to state the availability of certain articles in or near Baltimore and the terms on which they can be bartered for tobacco delivered either at Baltimore or the James River, to the end that these items can be procured on the most advantageous terms; with subjoined...