Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Duncan Rose, 12 February 1781

From Duncan Rose

Richmond, 12 Feb. 1781. Has obtained “a final settlement” with the auditors but is “in want of the amount of the Inclosed warrant out of the Ballance due me from the Publick, and understand that no money will be paid to private individuals on warrants drawn by the Auditors without being countersigned by Your Excellency‥‥ I hope this request will be granted by your Honorable Board when it is consider’d that I have invariably advanced the Publick every shilling I could command from time to time.”

RC (Vi); 2 p.; addressed and endorsed. Enclosure not found, but the Council on this day approved a warrant in favor of Duncan Rose in the sum of £10,000 (Va. Council Jour., ii, 291).

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