From M. Marston
Richmond, 3 Mch. 1781. Major Claiborne has gone to Fredericksburg; believes he paid some of his assistants “at 100 Dollars for one”; his employees have “the choice of settleing thier Wages agreable to the price of Tobaco” or in continental or state currency at the above rate; when Claiborne returns he will explain.
RC (Vi); 2. p.; signed “M.
Marston A. D. Q. Master.”; addressed and endorsed. Marston, who has not been further identified, is apparently answering a (missing) letter from TJ to Richard Claiborne; but see Muter to TJ, 28 Feb.