Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Jacquelin Ambler, 23 May 1780

To Jacquelin Ambler

In Council May 23. 1780.


During your absence the Speaker Harrison applied to me to let him be furnished with some guns from the foundery, a note of which he furnished Mr. Reeveley and afterwards Colo. Fitzgerald applied for the within; I promised both provided it was not inconsistent with any contracts, orders, or purposes of your board; the Speaker to be first supplied and Colo. Fitzgerald next. You will be pleased to direct a compliance with these engagements as far as they were meant to be absolute. I am Sir with great respect Your most obedt. servt.,

Th: Jefferson

RC (Vi). Addressed in TJ’s hand; endorsed: “Govr. Jeffersons Letter to J. Ambler of the Bd. of Trade May 1780.” Enclosure missing.

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