Dudley Digges to Robert Forsyth
Richmond, 17 Aug. 1780. Acknowledges a letter to TJ (now absent) brought by Mr. Tate from Fredericksburg, 9 Aug. A warrant for £50,000 will be issued to Tate to enable him to confirm his contracts for meat for the Convention army. This is the last money that can be supplied for that army, at least until after the Assembly meets, because of the exhausting requisitions of the southern army.
FC (Vi, photostat from Brit. Mus.: Add. MSS, 38,650); 2 p.; printed in found. Official Letters description begins Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends , ii, 168–9.
Forsyth’s letter of 9 Aug. has not been found.