Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to the Commissioners of the Tax, 28 March 1781

To the Commissioners of the Tax

In Council March 28th 1781


The Law requiring that the Tobacco Notes received by you in Paiment of the two per Cent Tax under the Act of October 1780 for recruiting our quota of Continental Troops should be transmitted to the Executive, you will be pleased to transmit them accordingly so soon as they shall be received, the Tobacco being much and immediately wanted to provide Cloathing for the souldiers. Any deficiency of Bounty money due to the new recruits may be paid at the Treasury on Demand. I am &c.,

T. J.

FC (Vi); at head of text: “Circular To the Commissioners of the Tax.”

At the same time that the council directed that the above letter be written it also ordered that “Messrs. Dixon and Nicholson are directed to prepare and inclose to the Clerk of every County one Copy of the Acts of October 1780 which shall be sent by the expresses going to the several Counties” (Va. Council Jour. description begins Journals of the Council of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , ii, 321; bill of Dixon & Nicolson for printing, under 23 Mch. 1781, note 7; the Act is printed in Hening, description begins William W. Hening, The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia description ends x, 326–37).

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