From James Maxwell
Navy Office Decr: 7th: 1780
I am to inform Your Excellency that the Lieutenant of the Jefferson thinks it will take Fourteen thousand pounds to pay her up to the present time. And there is also due the Workmen of the Ship Yard on the last of October (by Warrants on the Treasury) for Eighteen thousand six hundred and Seventy nine pounds fourteen Shillings and six pence. I am with great Respect Sir Your Excellencyes Most Obdt Servt,
|Ship Yard the last day of Octr.||18679||14||10|
|26 Men||52 Shirts|
|55 Men being all the Sailors||55 Shoes|
|55 Hats or Caps|
RC (Vi); addressed and endorsed. There is a minute concerning this letter in the Journal of the Commissioner of the Navy (Vi), under this date, with the following notation: “vid. Let: Book. pag. 24.” This letter book, to which reference is made throughout the Journal, is not known to be extant.
A minute in the Journal of the Commissioner under 8 Dec. orders the commissary of stores to deliver to the lieutenant of the Jefferson the clothing requested, but only 29 pairs of shoes and no hats or caps are included in the list. The order was signed by Maxwell and “Countersigned by the Governor.” See also James Maxwell to TJ, and TJ to James Maxwell, both 11 Dec., below.
1. This figure is in part illegible, and the reading may not be correct.