Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Harrison, 29 March 1781

From William Harrison

[Without place] 29 Mch. 1781. Sent a sum of money, intended for procuring supplies for Gen. Clarke in the Ohio country, by a Capt. George Berry who promised to deliver the cash with Harrison’s instructions. Berry “altogether neglected” to do this and applied $6,000 of the money “to his own private use and Refuses to Account for the same.” Harrison fears this sum will be lost to the state or himself unless “some Meathod more than the ordinary Course of Law” is pursued. Has heard that Berry has obtained warrants on the treasurer for a “Considerable Sum” and requests that this be stopped until an accounting has been made.

RC (Vi); 2 p.; addressed and endorsed. See Official Letters description begins Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , ii, 489, for note on Harrison and Berry; see TJ’s reply of 20 Apr.

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