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From Thomas Jefferson to the Board of Trade, 28 March 1780

To the Board of Trade

Williamsburg 28. Mar. 1780.

The Expence to this State in particular which is occasioned by every day’s detention of these troops, and the Danger impending over Charles Town renders it expedient for the public Good to approve of the above contract however exorbitant the price. I do therefore approve of it.

Th. Jefferson

Tr in Board of Trade Journal (Vi), subjoined to minute concerning Duncan Rose’s communication to TJ, preceding. Immediately following this Tr there is an order directing the agent to pay Samuel Beale “agreeable to the Instructions” from TJ.

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