Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Turpin, [before 7 August 1782]

From Thomas Turpin

[Before 7 August 1782]

Dear Sir

Not having had the Pleasure of Seeing or even of hearing from you for a long time I am at length oblig’d to apply to you for Payment of the rent of my Tenemen[t] at Richmd. I have forborn to apply to the Assembly for Pay as I think I had no right having had your Promise for the Payment of the rent tho’ you have Promised to Pay me 8000 wt. of Tobo. I think 10000 is no extravagant demand as tenements of less value then rented at near three times that Sum. I hope Sir you will Send or order the Tobo. as soon as you can for as I told you above, I am &c Your Affectn. Friend,

Thos. Turpin

RC (Vi); addressed: “To Mr. Thos. Jefferson.” This letter was enclosed in TJ to Benjamin Harrison, 7 Aug. 1782, following.

Your promise for the payment of the rent: See TJ to Turpin, 23 Dec. 1780 (Vol. 4: 225).

Index Entries