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Contract between Thomas A. Talbot and the Board of War, 6 April 1781

Contract between Thomas A. Talbot and the Board of War

War Office, Richmond, 6 Apr. 1781. Talbot agrees “to perform the Turners work for the public Laboratory” and to have his work valued by two “indiferently” chosen men, who will also value everything the public furnishes him and deduct it from his allowance. Signed by Talbot. Countersigned by TJ: “In Council Apr. 7. 1781. Approved. Th: Jefferson.”

MS (Vi: Executive Department, Governor’s Office, Letters Received); 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, except for Talbot’s signature and TJ’s countersignature; torn at top right corner; endorsed by clerk: “Talbot’s engagement […] by the Executive 7th April, 1781.”

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