John P. Thomas letter to John Hatley Norton, 1793 August 24



John P. Thomas letter to John Hatley Norton, 1793 August 24



John P. Thomas, Alexandria, Virginia, letter to John Hatley Norton, Winchester, Virginia, dated August 24, 1793. Thomas writes that he has completed N<span>orton’s business at Bush-Town and though he is very ill he hopes to reach Richmond next month. He also notes that he has received payment from Charles Grymes (Norton's overseer), needs further order to get balance plus sum for Maryland money, magistrates expenses, etc. and that Harris’ deposition is very full.


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Alexandria 24th Augt. 1793.


After having compleated your Business at
Bush-Town I arrived here last night very ill,
tho' hope I shall be able to reach Richmond
before the 1st of next month. I recd of Mr Grymes
£5.14.6. in part of the £12. he desires your
instructions to pay me the balance which you
will be good enough to send by first post,
adding the sum of 26/3 Maryland money,
Commissians or Magistrates Expences &c, this I
have a rect. for having paid the money.

I do not expect to make One shilling
even if I am able to get home in 4 days.
Mr. Harris's deposition is as full as you cu'd

Wth. Respt. Sir yr Mo Obdt.
John P. Thomas

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Alex Sept 11th. 12/2

John H Norton Esqr.
p post Winchester

Alex. 24 Augt 1793
Jno. P. Thomas
This Acct. dischargd
by Ch. Grymes

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Thomas, John P., “John P. Thomas letter to John Hatley Norton, 1793 August 24,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed November 28, 2022,