To James Wood
Richmond August 29. 1780.
I inclose you a duplicate of a Letter to Evan Baker to furnish supplies to your post, which perhaps you have an opportunity of forwarding, also Letters extending the powers of the commissioners of the provision law for the counties of Albemarle, Orange, Culpepper, Louisa, Fluvanna, Buckingham, and Amherst to wheat and flour of the present crop, and of those for the counties of Bedford, Cumberland, Goochland, Shenandoah, Rockingham, and Augusta, to wheat and flour of the present crop and to live cattle. You will see by them that it is left to yourself what use to make of them. These are the only measures, which occur to us as within our power to adopt for the relief of your post. The[y] consent if Cornet Brent should find it necessary to his private affairs to resign his commission that you should receive it, giving immediate notice that his place may be supplied.
I am sir, with great respect, Your mo. obedient servant,
FC (Vi, photostat from Brit. Mus.: Add. MSS 38,650). RC (A.L.S., 1 p.) sold at American Art Association, 30 Nov. 1927 (Henry Goldsmith Sale), item 9; bought by F. W. Best; present location unknown. Enclosures: duplicates of TJ’s letters to Baker, to Commissioners of Albemarle, &c., and to Commissioners of Bedford, &c., all of same date and all printed above.