Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Muter, with Reply, 29 January 1781

From George Muter, with Reply

[Richmond] 29 Jan. 1781. Encloses a certificate concerning payment of which the quartermaster wishes instructions. [Reply:] “Our Quartermaster is not to pay this difference. We have nothing to do with it. I think he had better take his remedy at law to obtain a just price. Th: Jefferson.”

RC (Vi); 2 p.; addressed; endorsed: “Letter to the Govr. respecting the Q: Mr. applying to me about a Certif. from Southall. Jany. 29th. 1781.” Reply, in TJ’s hand, written below Muter’s letter.

A minute in the War Office Journal (Vi) under this date records this letter as follows: “Letter, to the Governor respecting a certificate of Mr. Southall for additional waggon hire, which he cxletter. pecte the State Q: Mr. was to pay.”

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