Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Edward Stevens, 22 October 1780

To Edward Stevens

In Council Octr. 22. 1780


We this Morning received certain Information of the Arrival of a Considerable Fleet of the Enemy in our Bay, and that they had begun their Debarcation. We have taken measures for Assembling a Force to oppose them, and must take the liberty of desiring you to return imediately and assist in the Command of them. I am with great respect Sir Your Most Obt Servt.,

Th: Jefferson

Tr (DLC); endorsed: “Copy of a Letter from Governor Jefferson to Edward Stevens dated October 22d. 1780.”

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