Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Woodson, 26 April 1781

From Joseph Woodson

Without place, 26 Apr. 1781. “After the Fatted Beefs are Consum’d a Call may take Place to Collect Bacon.” If this happens, Woodson desires to be excused from that duty, “as many Publick Stores are Stationd with me, and the absolute Necessity of Being at home as a publican &c.” Eight to nine thousand bushels of wheat for flour will be collected in this county.

RC (Vi); 2 p.; addressed in part: “favor of Capt. Bohan” [Bohanan?]; endorsed: “Jno Woodson’s Lre April 27 1781” (date of receipt?). Letter is signed “Jos. Woodson,” and the endorsement is therefore in error; Joseph Woodson was a quartermaster and commissioner of the provision law in a county not specified (Gwathmey, Hist. Reg. of Virginians in the Revolution).

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