Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the Board of Trade, 6 April 1780

From the Board of Trade

[Williamsburg] 6 Apr. 1780. In order to comply with pressing requisitions for linen, 100 pieces of Irish shirting have been purchased, allowing a rate of 50 for 1 on the sterling cost, payable in tobacco at £15 per hundred, if approved by the executive.

Tr in Board of Trade Journal (Vi); 1 p.

TJ’s reply has not been located, but a minute following the letter in the Journal instructs the agent to purchase the linen, “The above being approved.”

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