From Thomas Ritchie
Richmond September 7th 1816.
I need scarcely say, that a Request from you is a Command upon me—I obey it with pleasure.
I have forwarded you by mail, not only the Document you ask for, but the entire Journal of the last House of Delegates, of which that Document forms a part.—The Journal may furnish additional Documents, which you may find interesting.
I beg leave to add the Acts of the last Legislature—being, in my humble judgment, one of the most honorable Monuments, of the public Spirit of our Legislature.
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 17 Sept. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.
the document TJ had requested, “A Statement of the Revenue Tax for the Year 1815, arising on Lots, Land and other Property,” is reprinted in the unpaginated appendix at the end of JHD description begins Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia description ends (1815–16 sess.). Copies of three of the items in this section, including this one, were bound with TJ’s set of the reprinted proceedings of Virginia’s revolutionary conventions (see Philip Doddridge to TJ, 17 Jan. 1816, and note). This volume, which is listed in Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 10 (no. 576), is now in Vi.
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