Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Huntington, 3 October 1780

To Samuel Huntington

Richmond Oct. 3. 1780.


I inclose you the within copies of letters transmitted me by Genl. Gates, according to his desire expressed in the one addressed to me. I shall endeavor as far as shall be in my power to have his several desires complied with.

I have the honor to be very respectfully Your Excellency’s Most obedient & most humble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC: PCC, No. 71, i); endorsed by Charles Thomson: “Letter from Govr Octr. 3. 1780. enclosg G Elliot to Genl Gates Sept. 19 Gen Gates to Govr Jefferson—27 do. to col Finnie—27.” The letter to TJ is printed above; a transcript of Finnie’s letter is in DLC.

This letter and its enclosures were read in Congress on 9 Oct. (JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 description ends , xviii, 911).

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