Thomas Jefferson Papers

Pass for Charles? Torriano, [1780?]

Pass for Charles? Torriano


Virginia to wit

Mr. Torriano has permission to visit Colo. Wilson Miles Cary at his residence either in Fluvanna or Hanover, he there considering himself as under all the obligations of his parole other than that which is meant to be hereby dispensed with as is necessary to give him the benefit of this permission.

Dft (DLC).

There were two Torrianos who were British officers serving in America: Charles, It. and quartermaster of the 20th regt.; and George, It., 64th regt. (W. C. Ford, description begins Paul Leicester Ford, ed., The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, “Letterpress Edition,” N.Y., 1892–1899 description ends British Officers Serving in the American Revolution, Brooklyn, 1897); the 20th was one of Burgoyne’s regiments surrendered on convention. See also Geismar to TJ, Nov.? 1780.

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