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.”