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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) [Endorsement refusing to honor a bill of exchange for supplies to militia at Fort Clark]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05602 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Endorsement signed Date: April 9, 1781 Pagination: 2 p. ; 31.3 x 19.2 cm. + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 29 x 24.3 cm

Refuses payment on account the bill's author not having the authority to draw bills of exchange. The bill, written and signed by John Montgomery and George Clark on 7 August 1780, requests $235.60 for "Sundries furnished the Troops Belonging to the State of Virginia. A detailed bill, signed by Montgomery, appears on the verso. Jefferson signed as the Governor of Virginia. Collateral stamp indicating this was in the "Collection of Roy G. Fitzgerald" included. 1 black and white bust engraving of George Rogers Clark included.

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