Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 24 July 1792
George Wythe leaves the decisions on the seal up to Thomas Jefferson and says that if the cost exceeds the General Assembly's allowance of 25 dollars by 20 pounds, they will advance the money. However, Wythe warns that the Assembly may refuse to reimburse it. Wythe states that a smaller seal will probably be more convenient, but he does not know the exact measurements for the preferred size.
I wish, my dear sir, to refer the whole business of the seal to your judgment; and if the cost exceed the general assembly's allowance so much as twenty pounds, will advance the money, although they may refuse to reimburse it. My best wishes ever attend you and your connections. Richmond, 24th of july, 1792.
A seal of a small size seems
seems most convenient, but i know not the fit size to admit a proper exhibition of the figures.