Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the Virginia Delegates in Congress, 13 February 1781

From the Virginia Delegates in Congress

Philadelphia Feby. 13 1781


We are Just informd from Genl. Varnum a Member now in Congress from Rhode Island that he has received Certain Intelligence that the Culloden of 74 Guns is drove on Shore and all her Crew except 17 men Perishd. The London of 90 Guns is driven out to Sea dismasted and two other 64 Gun Men of War Were dismasted entirely and all their Guns thrown over board in the late storm. Since writing the above We have procured the account from Genl. Varnum in his own hand, which We have the Honor to Enclose. It is moreover added that on hearing the above the Enemy at N. York sent orders to Arnold to retreat from Virginia. Heavenly Storm. We are Yr. Exlys Most obedt. Sevts,

jos: jones

theok. bland

RC (Vi); in Bland’s hand, signed by him and Jones, and addressed and franked by Bland; endorsed. Enclosure not found.

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