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From Thomas Jefferson to the Auditors, 5 February 1781

To the Auditors

In Council Feb. 5. 1781.

Sir

The bearer hereof Lewis Duval came express from Monongalia on necessary business.

Th: Jefferson

RC (Vi: Contingent Fund Vouchers); endorsed (in part): “£657.” On the face of TJ’s note are the following calculations in another hand:

“350 miles coming 700
 Do. returning 700
 1 Days Attendce 60
1460 @ 14/.
3
£4380
219 
657”

A separate note accompanies TJ’s note and reads as follows: “Ms. Auditors I am well Acquainted with the distance from here to the Monongalia and I think it is three hundred and fifty Miles the way most commonly traveled to Mr. Duvals House. John Madison jr.”

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