Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Duncan Rose, 16 January 1781

From Duncan Rose

Col. Banister’s, 16 Jan. 1781. Has obtained material for shirts requested by Steuben and is having them made up; will pay for them out of a balance due him from the auditors; payment may be delayed until convenient. Has been informed that “the Present Emission of our Currency has been destroy’d by the Enemy on their late excursion to Richmond”; should the report be false, requests that the treasurer give the auditors a warrant for £8,000 in payment for the shirts.

RC (Vi); 2 p.; addressed and endorsed.

In the Contingent Fund Vouchers (Vi) there is an order of 25 Jan. 1781, in a clerk’s hand and signed by TJ, directing the auditors to issue the warrant requested by Rose.

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