To the Persons Appointed to Purchase Horses under the Resolution of July 14th, 1780.
In Council Sepr. 6th. 1780.
As we have reason to believe the number of horses desired is not yet purchased, we think it necessary to extend the time of delivery further to the 15th of October, only desiring you to forward what you have and praying your greatest exertions to make up the number desired as they are extremely wanted to the southward. I am, sir, Your very humble servant,
FC (Vi, photostat from Brit. Mus.: Add. MSS 38,650). At head of text: caption as printed above, except that “June” is given in error for July.
For the resolution of 14 July concerning purchase of horses, see JHD description begins Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia (cited by session and date of publication) description ends , May 1780, 1827 edn., p. 89; also TJ to Huntington, 8 Sep.; Huntington to TJ, 3 Oct. 1780 (second letter of that date from Huntington).