Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the Virginia Delegates in Congress, [5 November 1780]

From the Virginia Delegates in Congress

[Philadelphia, 5 November, 1780]

The great depreciation of money and the extravagant prices of every thing here together with the difficulty of negociating Bills renders it absolutely necessary that some stable provision shoud be made, and some fixed mode adopted for supplying us with money. Other wise we shall not be able to exist. We shou’d be glad to be informed on this head as soon as possible.

Tr (Vi), bearing notation “Extract of a lre from the Virga. Delegates in Congress to his Excellency the Governour dated at Phila: nov. 5. 1780,” and enclosed in TJ’s letter to Benjamin Harrison, 17 Nov. 1780.

See TJ’s reply, 17 Nov., and also Burnett, Letters of Members description begins Edmund C. Burnett, ed., Letters of Members of the Continental Congress description ends , v, No. 504, note 2.

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