Thomas Jefferson Papers

Agreement with James Anderson for Nailers, 9 February 1781

Agreement with James Anderson for Nailers

Richmond Feby. 9th. 1781.

I have Nine lads thats Nailors, which the State may have for one Year at ⅔ Specie Pr. Day, they lads must be fed Clothed Washing and lodgeing fiting for Apprentises. Eight of those lads shall make Twenty five Thousand Nails pr. Week.

James Anderson

In Council Feb. 9. 1781.

The board agree to engage the above persons for one year on the terms above proposed on the condition that when not necessary to be employed in making nails, they shall do such other smith’s work as they are able to do.

Th: Jefferson

MS (Vi); in Anderson’s hand, followed by the Council’s approval in TJ’s hand; endorsed.

Anderson’s proposals were submitted to George Muter and by him communicated to the executive; there are copies of Anderson’s paper and the Council’s determination in War Office Journal (Vi) under 10 Feb. 1781.

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