To James Wood
[Richmond 14 September 1780]
Mr. Tate informs me you are now in condition to pay up the arrearages of animal food due the convention troops, but that he supposed they would not receive them. If you be really in such condition I should be glad to have the arrearages tendered, and if refused a proper certificate of the fact, that I may transmit it to General Washington and prevent any disagreable consequences from the representations already forwarded to him.
MS not located. Text (extract only) from American Art Association, sale catalogue, 30 Nov. 1927 (Henry Goldsmith Sale), lot 10. This is one of numerous letters and documents in the Goldsmith Sale deriving from the papers of James Wood and was undoubtedly addressed to him (see TJ to Wood, 23 Sep. 1780; also TJ to Washington, same date).