Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to the Manager of the Lead Mines, 19 January 1781

To the Manager of the Lead Mines

Richmond January 19th 1781


The Invasion of this State calling for an immediate and large Supply of Lead, be pleased to send us immediately all the Lead you have on Hand, notwithstanding my former Direction to let one half go to the Southward Army with which on the present Occasion we must dispense. The Bearer Mr. Tate is sent to see this Service performed. The Money for paying the Waggonage not being ready at this moment and it being improper to detain him, that shall follow before the Services are compleated. I am Sir Your mo: obt. Servt.,


FC (Vi); at head of text: caption as printed above.

This letter is printed in Official Letters description begins Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia, ed. H. R. McIlwaine description ends (ii, 294) as directed to James Callaway; but on 5 Dec. 1777 Callaway was replaced as manager of the lead mines by Charles Lynch, who was still in that post in Mch. 1781 (see TJ to Charles Lynch, 27 Mch. 1781).

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