Thomas Jefferson Papers

Benedict Crump to Thomas Jefferson, 18 August 1819

From Benedict Crump

Richmond, August 18th 1819


Mr. Wilson C Nicholas’s Note for $10.000– payable at the Bank of the United States at this place, this day, and endorsed by you is protested

Your Most Obt Servt
Benedict Crump
 Noty Pub

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Th: Jefferson Esq”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Aug. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

Benedict Crump (d. 1826), clerk, petitioned the Virginia General Assembly in 1812 for an increase in salary along with four other “Clerks of the Auditor’s office, Land Office, and Treasury Office.” An 1819 Richmond city directory listed him as a “clerk in bank.” At his death in Richmond, Crump’s personal estate was valued at $1,131.50 and included two slaves (JHD description begins Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia description ends [1812–13 sess.], 51 [12 Dec. 1812]; The Richmond Directory, Register and Almanac, for the Year 1819 [Richmond, 1819], 41; Richmond Enquirer, 8 Aug. 1826; Richmond City Hustings Court Will Book, 4:265–6, 272–4).

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