Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Steuben, 29 January 1781

To Steuben

Jany 29. 1781


I send you below a List of the Counties which were called on to make a part of the 4000 men for this invasion, tho’ they were called into the field on the last invasion also. As your reduction of the 4000 to 2700 will enable you to discharge some of those Counties, I think it would be best that these below mentioned should be first discharged.

I have the honor to be with great esteem Sir Your mo: ob: & mo. hble Servt.,

Th: Jefferson

Amherst, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Goochland, Powhatan, Amelia, Brunswick, Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Henrico.

Note. Rockbridge, Augusta, and Rockingham were also called down on the former invasion: but I apprehend it will not be proper to discharge them.

RC (NHi); in a clerk’s hand, signed by TJ; endorsed.

FC (Vi).

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