Thomas Jefferson Papers

Receipt for Bounty Money, 15 April 1777

Receipt for Bounty Money

April 15. 1777.

Received of Thos. Jefferson fifty one pounds four shillings to be given in bounty to such persons as shall enlist with me and I promise to execute a bond with sufficient security for employing it in that way.

John Jouett Jur

MS (DLC); in TJ’s hand, signed by John Jouett, Jr.

For instructions to TJ concerning the distribution of bounty money, see Patrick Henry to TJ, 31 Mch. 1777. TJ submitted an account of the distribution of the money on 17 May 1777 (Va. Council Jour. description begins Journals of the Council of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , i, 412).

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