Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Maxwell, 12 August 1780

To James Maxwell

Richmond August 12th. 1780


The enclosed Letter, giving a very unfavorable account of the situation of [the] Diligence and Accomack gallies, and pointing out the immediate necessity of interposition; I take the liberty of transmitting to you. If it shall be found that both gallies are deserted by the men, it may be worthy consideration whether it woud not be better to bring both to the western shore. I am sir, your very humble servant,

Th: Jefferson

FC (Vi, photostat from Brit. Mus.: Add. MSS 38,650). Enclosure not found.

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