Thomas Jefferson Papers

Charles Fleming to William Davies, 10 January 1781

Charles Fleming to William Davies

Manchester, 10 Jan. 1781. Arrived at this place the previous evening; the men “had a very disagreeable night, seven of them taken sick”; will proceed as soon “as they get comfortably dried and get their breakfast”; requests supplies. “The Governor lodged on this side last [night], whom I have seen. He informs me the enemy were yesterday morning lying still at and about Colo. Harrissons mills: that they surprised and routed about 100 foot and 25 horse at Charles City the night before. He hadn’t heard what loss they sustained. There is a report that they [are] intrenching, but by no means authentick.”

RC (Vi); 2 p.; endorsed: “Col. Charles Fleming Jany. 10. 1781”; printed in CVSP description begins Calendar of Virginia State Papers … Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond description ends , i, 426–7.

The recipient’s name has been assigned from internal evidence. See also Charles Fleming to TJ, 8 Jan. and references there.

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