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There is no Such Will as Joseph Smiths Recorded in the County of Orange. I am Sr. Yr. Hble Servt., RC ( MHi ). Addressed: “To Thomas Jefferson Esqr. In Albemarle.” James Taylor was clerk of Orange co., 1772–1798 (Frederick Johnston, Memorials of Old Virginia Clerks , Lynchburg, 1888, p. 271).
The enclosed letter accompanied with a pipe of wine came to my hands a few days ago—I was requested by the Gentlemen in Madeira to receive the wine & store it, & to inform you of the arrival of it. As you had directed the wine to be shipt to Alexandria, they were in doubt if it would be agreeable to you to receive it here, & in that case I was to dispose it on their acctt & they should embrace...
I had the Honor of yours of 22d febry & agreeable to your request have forwarded the pipe of Wine by a ship, the Captain of whom promises to deliver it safe at your own door —Mr Newton says he will pay the freight, Duty & charges as below—I presume the House in Madeira mentioned their having drawn a Bill for the amount of this Wine, which I have in possession, & shall wait your Directions...
As there are sundry Credits to the State of N. Carolina existing on the books of the Treasury of the U.S. The vouchers of which the undersigned Agents of said State are not in possession of whereon to Support the claims of said State for such credits, We take the liberty to solicit that you will be so good as to direct the proper Officer to furnish us on or before the 30th instant with an...
On the 18th. Instant Mr. Thomas had the Honor to address you on the Subject of the pensions paid to invalids by the state of N. Carolina, since which we have found that payments made by that State to Widows & orphans of deceased officers are in the same predicament. We therefore respectfully request that with your answer to Mr. Thomas’s letter you will favour us with your sentiments on the...
This Afternoon we were honor’d with yours of the 3rd instant, in which you request to be informed, “ Whether the State of North Carolina has ever issued its own Certificates in lieu of those of the United States ,” together with our “ opinion of the real state of the thing .” In answer to the first after giving the most ample investigation to the subject which the means in our power would...
Norfolk Is. James Hunter, of Portsmouth in Virginia, came personally before me, and made oath on the holy Evangelists, That he never considered the honorable Major General Greene, either directly or indirectly concerned or interested in a purchase of goods, made by John Banks in Charleston, on the proper account and benefit of the following persons only, viz: John Banks, Robert Forsyth,...
Abstract. 8 July 1792, Orange County, Virginia. Indenture by which John Lee and his wife Elizabeth of Orange County sold to JM for £510 “current money” 800 acres of land in that county “Adjoining the land of Johnny Scott, John Daniel, Coleby Cowherd and Jonathan Cowherd.” Witnessed by Thomas Bell, Charles P. Howard, Ambrose Madison, and Alexander Shepherd. Recorded by James Taylor, Orange...
I Just Write you a few lines Which Will Inform you that my Family and Freinds in these parts are all Well. I pray this may [find] you and our Freinds in Orange in the Same State. I have Nothing New to Write. We have had a Very Favorable Winter not having had More than 7 or 8 Inches Snow added Altogether. We are Very Anxious in this Country to know Who is to be our President We Understand that...
On the 29th. inst. I shipped by direction of Col: Newton 2 pipes Brazil Wine, by the Sch: Margaret Tingey, for which the Captain neglected to give a receipt, or to call for a letter—I hope it will get to hand without accident as a passenger on board promised to take particular care of it—I have reserved two pipes more, one, or both, of which shall be forwarded when you may think proper to...