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To Thomas Jefferson from James Taylor, 20 August 1773

From James Taylor

Orange Augt. 20th. 1773

Sir

There is no Such Will as Joseph Smiths Recorded in the County of Orange.

I am Sr. Yr. Hble Servt.,

James Taylor

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).

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