What does the word draft mean?

Usage examples for draft

  1. He was going, it seems, to Richmond, to inquire about a draft for seven thousand dollars, which he had sent by mail, but which, not having been acknowledged by his correspondent, he was afraid had been stolen, and the money received by the thief. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. With this exception the draft scheme as submitted by Lord John Russell was accepted by Lord Grey and his colleagues. – A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4) by Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy