From James Taylor
Orange Augt. 20th. 1773
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).